Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,350 tons
|Born||5 Dec 1915||Laurahütte, Upper Silesia|
|Died||22 Aug 1944||(28)||Barents Sea|
|U-344||26 Mar 1943||22 Aug 1944 (+)||3 patrols (67 days)|
Crew of 1936
Ulrich Pietsch 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.
Pietsch was assigned to serve with the Luftwaffe prewar and early in World War II. He served as an aviation officer (observer) on the cruiser Admiral Scheer during its October 1940 - April 1941 cruise.
Patrol info for Ulrich Pietsch
|1.||U-344||27 Apr 1944||Kiel||1 May 1944||Flekkefjord||5 days|
|2.||U-344||14 May 1944||Flekkefjord||15 May 1944||Bergen||2 days|
|3.||U-344||20 May 1944||Bergen||27 May 1944||Narvik||Patrol 1,||8 days|
|4.||U-344||31 May 1944||Narvik||8 Jul 1944||Bogenbucht||Patrol 2,||39 days|
|5.||U-344||3 Aug 1944||Bogenbucht||22 Aug 1944||Sunk||Patrol 3,||20 days|
|3 patrols, 67 days at sea|
Ships hit by Ulrich Pietsch
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|21 Aug 1944||U-344||HMS Kite (U 87)||1,350||br||JW-59|
1 ship sunk (1,350 tons).
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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