Crew V/41 commenced training in May 1941 with 882 candidates. Since most of this Crew were given Watch Officer (WO) training, they choose the U-boat as their emblem.
Only three officers from this Crew became U-boat commanders: Ltnt. Hans-Eckart Augustin (U-62), Ltnt. Kurt Braun (U-763) and Ltnt. Ludwig-Ferdinand von Friedeburg (U-155 & U-4710), and this emblem was not seen on any U-boats.
Crew V/41 was the second Crew of 1941. More than 200 men from this Crew died in U-boats.
Keywords: U-boat, shield