Wilhelm-Heinrich Graf von Pückler und Limpurg
Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)
|Born||9 Mar 1913||Ludwigsburg|
|Died||10 May 1943||(30)||North Atlantic|
|U-381||25 Feb 1942||10 May 1943 (+)||3 patrols (156 days)|
Wilhelm-Heinrich, Graf von Pückler und Limpurg joined the Reichsmarine in 1934. After time on the sailing school ship Gorch Fock and the light cruiser Emden he served on minesweepers, commanding the 2nd R-flotille May 1940 - Jan 1941. He began U-boat training in Jan 1941, and served as I WO (1st Watch Officer) on U-101 (Fraunheim) June - Nov 1941.
He commissioned his own boat, the type VIIC U-boat U-381, on 25 Feb 1942. After three patrols in the North Atlantic, she was listed as missing on 10 May 1943. Her last reported position was south of Greenland, on 9 May. There is no explanation for her loss.
Patrol info for Wilhelm-Heinrich Graf von Pückler und Limpurg
|1.||U-381||1 Oct 1942||Kiel||21 Nov 1942||St. Nazaire||Patrol 1,||52 days|
|2.||U-381||19 Dec 1942||St. Nazaire||19 Feb 1943||St. Nazaire||Patrol 2,||63 days|
|3.||U-381||31 Mar 1943||St. Nazaire||10 May 1943||Sunk||Patrol 3,||41 days|
|3 patrols, 156 days at sea|
About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.