Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 36)
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 14,894 GRT
|Born ||14 May 1917|| ||Wilhelmshaven|
|Died ||6 May 1943||(25)||south of Cape Farewell|
Kriegsmarine crew book photo
|3 Apr 1936|| ||Offiziersanwärter|
|10 Sep 1936|| ||Seekadett|
|1 May 1937|| ||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Jul 1938|| ||Oberfähnrich zur See|
|1 Oct 1938|| ||Leutnant zur See|
|1 Apr 1941|| ||Oberleutnant zur See|
|U-630 ||9 Jul 1942 ||6 May 1943 (+)|| 1 patrol (50 days) |
Crew of 1936
Werner Winkler was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.
Patrol info for Werner Winkler
| ||U-boat ||Departure
||Arrival|| || ||
||18 Mar 1943 ||Kiel
||6 May 1943 ||Sunk
||Patrol 1,||50 days||
Ships hit by Werner Winkler
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.
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