“Grey Wolf” of the German Kriegsmarine – the captain of a German U-boat U94 Herbert Kuppisch.
Boat made 10 combat exits into the sea. Sank 26 vessels with a total deadweight 141,852 gross registered tons, damaged one ship of 8,022 grt. Sunk 28 August 1942 in the Caribbean (where Kuppisch was no longer its captain).
Captain Kuppisch died August 27, 1943 along with the entire crew (62 people) submarine U-847 type IXD2, which was sunk by aircraft from escort carrier “Card” (USS Card (AVG-11/ACV-11/CVE-11/CVHE-11/CVU-11/T-CVU-11/T-AKV-40)) to the south-west of the Azores.
Date: June 9, 1941
Author: Lothar-Günther Buchheym (who wrote the famous novel «Das Boot»)