Erwin Manchen

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 8,537 GRT

Born  18 Jun 1918 Königsberg, East Prussia
Died  30 Apr 1945(26)off US coast, Cape Hatteras


Kriegsmarine crew book photo

Ranks

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 Feb 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-879 19 Apr 1944 30 Apr 1945  (+)  1 patrol (79 days) 


Erwin Manchen.

Patrol info for Erwin Manchen

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-879 27 Jan 1945  Kiel  31 Jan 1945  Horten   5 days
2. U-879 9 Feb 1945  Horten  10 Feb 1945  Kristiansand   2 days
3. U-879 11 Feb 1945  Kristiansand  30 Apr 1945  Sunk  Patrol 1,79 days

Ships hit by Erwin Manchen

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
5 Apr 1945U-879 Atlantic States (d.)8,537am
 8,537

1 ship damaged (8,537 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.


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

Listing of all U-boat commanders