Johannes Meermeier

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)


Successes
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 348 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,386 GRT
1 auxiliary warship damaged, total tonnage 5,969 GRT

Born  14 Nov 1916 Sande near Paderborn
Died  23 Jan 1982(65)


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

Ranks

3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Aug 1944 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-979 20 May 1943 24 May 1945   3 patrols (184 days) 

Patrol info for Johannes Meermeier

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-979 6 Aug 1944  Kiel  8 Aug 1944  Horten   3 days
2. U-979 14 Aug 1944  Horten  10 Oct 1944  Trondheim  Patrol 1,58 days
3. U-979 9 Nov 1944  Trondheim  16 Jan 1945  Stavanger  Patrol 2,69 days
4. U-979 26 Mar 1945  Bergen  29 Mar 1945  Bergen   4 days
5. U-979 29 Mar 1945  Bergen  24 May 1945  Sunk  Patrol 3,57 days
3 patrols, 184 days at sea

Ships hit by Johannes Meermeier

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
22 Sep 1944U-979 USS Yukon (AF 9) (d.)5,969am
 
2 May 1945U-979 HMS Ebor Wyke (FY 1601)348br
5 May 1945U-979 Empire Unity (d.)6,386brRU-161
 12,703

1 ship sunk (348 tons) and 2 ships damaged (12,355 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