Günther Stark

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  1 Feb 1917 Preussisch-Holland
Died  8 Jun 1944(27)English Channel

Günther Stark. Kriegsmarine Crew photo, 1938


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 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Oct 1943 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-740 27 Mar 1943 8 Jun 1944  (+)  2 patrols (29 days) 

Crew of 1936

Günther Stark 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 Günther Stark

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-740 11 Mar 1944  Kiel  14 Mar 1944  Bergen   4 days
2. U-740 27 Mar 1944  Bergen  21 Apr 1944  Brest  Patrol 1,26 days
3. U-740 6 Jun 1944  Brest  8 Jun 1944  Sunk  Patrol 2,3 days
2 patrols, 29 days at sea

Ships hit by Günther Stark

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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.

Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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