Rudolf Zipfel

Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (entry, Jahrgang 36)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  12 Sep 1914 Irchwitz, Aubachtal
Died  4 Jun 1945(30)Imjuden, Netherlands

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1 Jul 1943 Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve


U-boat Commands


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.

Killed in a motorcycle accident while a member of U-Group Brandi at Ijmuiden, Netherlands (Busch & Röll, 1999).

Patrol info for Rudolf Zipfel

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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