Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)
|Born||27 Aug 1918||Köln-Riehl|
This man did not actually take official command of a U-boat but he had gone through all the motions (training, experience etc.) of commanding one.
Rex was a weapons officer specializing in mine warfare before transferring about 1943 to be a line naval officer.
Patrol info for Herbert Rex
This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.
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.