PERSONNEL FILE

Name: WALTER DREWITZ
Date of Birth: 21MAY11
Place of Birth: STETTIN
Date of Intake: 01APR34 (CREW 34)


Promotions

13JAN35 SEEKADETT
01JUL35 FÄHNRICH Z. S.
01SEP37 OBERFÄHNRICH Z. S.
01MAR38 LEUTNANT Z. S.
03NOV39 OBERLEUTNANT Z. S.
15APR40 KAPITÄNLEUTNANT

Medals

03NOV39 IRON CROSS, SECOND CLASS
16DEC39 IRON CROSS, FIRST CLASS
03FEB40 GERMAN CROSS
03FEB40 KNIGHT'S CROSS
15APR40 KNIGHT'S CROSS WITH OAK LEAVES
04JUN40 KNIGHT'S CROSS WITH OAK LEAVES AND SWORDS

Badges
03NOV39 U-BOAT FRONT CLASP
16DEC39 U-BOAT BADGE

U-Bootwaffe Postings
16NOV38 U-Boat Flotilla Weddigen (Commander training)
06OCT39 7th/13th Flotilla (6 patrols)
04JUN40 5th Flotilla (Training)

U-Boat Commands
06OCT39 U-54, Type VIIB (6 patrols)
04JUN40 NIL

Patrol Dates Ships Sunk
(Merchant/Warship)
Tonnage
(Merchant/Warship)
Comments
1 06OCT39 - 06OCT39 (1 days) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0)
2 15OCT39 - 03NOV39 (20 days) 7 (7/0) 56523 (56523/0)
3 17NOV39 - 16DEC39 (30 days) 8 (7/1) 31545 (25945/5600)
4 03JAN40 - 03FEB40 (32 days) 12 (12/0) 71628 (71628/0)
5 14MAR40 - 15APR40 (33 days) 8 (7/1) 52344 (29344/23000)
6 13MAY40 - 04JUN40 (23 days) 8 (6/2) 79257 (37657/41600)
TOTALS: 6 patrols (139 days) 43 (39/4) 291297 (221097/70200) 0 enemy planes downed
0 crew lost

Summary
After his duty at the front, Walter Drewitz became a staff member of the OKM, the High Command of the German Navy. Walter Drewitz died on 17 November 1996.