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Alfred Radermacher

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Alfred Radermacher
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Kriegsmarine
Years of service1933–45
RankOberleutnant zur See
Unit1st U-boat Flotilla
25th U-boat Flotilla
Commands heldU-5
U-120
U-393
Battles/warsWorld War II

Alfred Radermacher (born 1913) was an officer of both the Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine who served as a navigator, and later commander, of German U-boats during the Second World War. He served as navigator of U-96 during its 7th war patrol, which was documented by naval war correspondent Lothar-Günther Buchheim and was later to become the model for the war novel and film Das Boot.[citation needed] He later served as commander of training boats and as a staff officer.

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