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Borchardt, Gustav

Date of birth:
December 25th, 1916 (Berlin-Pankow/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 31st, 1943 (Gulf of Biskay)
German (1933-1945, German Reich)


Gustav Borchardt was killed in action when his ship was sunk on May 31st, 1943 at 46.35N / 10.40W by the Royal Air Force. At that moment he held the rank of Oberleutnant zur See.

October 1937: Reichsmarine;
?: Kommandant "U 135";
May 21st, 1943 - May 31st, 1943: Kommandant "U 563".

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1942
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)