looking for bio info on U Boat 758 commander Helmut Manseck

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looking for bio info on U Boat 758 commander Helmut Manseck

Post by timothydaiss » 09 Mar 2005 02:45

Lookinf for biographical information on Helmut Manseck, commander of U Boat 758 from 5 May, 1942 - 3 Apr, 1944. He was credited with the sinking of two Allied merchant ships, including the SS James Oglethorpe on Mar 18, 1943

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Post by FAlmeida » 09 Mar 2005 09:55

Manseck, Helmut
-Date of birth (Geburtsdatum 22-12-1914
-Place of birth (Geburtsort) Habelschwerdt, Schlesien
-Branch (Zweig) Linien Seeoffizier
-Class Year (Crew Jahrgang) Crew Jahrgang 1934
-Rank (Beförderungen) 08-04-1934 Offiziersanwärter ; 01-07-1935 Fähnrich zur See ; 01-01-1937 Oberfähnrich zur See ; 01-04-1937 Leutnant zur See ; 01-04-1939 Oberleutnant zur See ; 01-04-1942 Kapitänleutnant
-Medals and Decorations (Orden und Ehrenzeichen) 07-1941 U-Boots Kriegsabzeichen 1939 (when serving as I WO in U 553 12/40-08/41) ; 1941 Eisernes Kreuz II Klasse (when serving as I WO in U 553 12/40-08/41) ; 1943 Eisernes Kreuz I Klasse (when serving as Komdt. in U 758 05/42-04/44) ; 14-02-1944 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (when serving as Komdt. in U 758 05/42-04/44)
-U-Bootwaffe Career (Dienststellungen)
04/1940- 11/1940 "zur Verfügung" At disposal of U-Boat service in "BdU Befehlshaber der U-Boote Org., U-Bootsausbildung" U-Boat Training ;
11/1940-22/12/1940 "Baubelehrung" Instruction in the final stage of construction of "U 553" in shipyard "Blohm und Voß, Hamburg" under supervision of "Baubelehrung U-Boote Nordsee, Bremen" ;
23/12/1940- 08/1941 "I WO" First Watch Officer in "U 553 (Thurmann) / 7.U-Flottille, Kiel / St.Nazaire" (completed two war patrols 55 days) ;
09/1941- 10/1941 "Kommandantenschießlehrgang" U-Boat Commander Training and Commander Torpedo Shooting Course in "24.U-Flottille, Memel" ;
19/11/1941-07/04/1942 "Komdt." Commander of "U 143 / 22.U-Flottille, Gotenhafen" (did not make patrols, boat for training duties) ;
08/04/1942-04/05/1942 "Baubelehrung" Instruction in the final stage of construction of "U 758" in shipyard "Kriegsmarinewerft, Wilhelmshaven" under supervision of "6.KLA, Bremen" ;
05/05/1942-03/04/1944 "Komdt." Commander of "U 758 / 6.U-Flottille, Danzig / St. Nazaire" (made five war patrols 202 days, made one sail 1 day, sank 2 ships 13.989 ton.) ;
04/04/1944- 05/1944 "zur Verfügung" At disposal of "6.U-Flottille, St.Nazaire" ;
05/1944-05/08/1944 "Baubelehrung" Instruction in the final stage of construction of "U 3002" in shipyard "Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG (A.G. Weser), Bremen" under supervision of "6.KLA, Bremen" ;
06/08/1944-24/09/1944 "Komdt." Commander of "U 3002 / 32.U-Flottille, Königsberg u. 4.U-Flottille, Stettin" (boat not deployed, did not make patrols);
25/09/1944-21/10/1944 "Baubelehrung" Instruction in the final stage of construction of "U 3007" in shipyard "Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG (A.G. Weser), Bremen" under supervision of "6.KLA, Bremen";
22/10/1944-24/02/1945 "Komdt." Commander of "U 3007 / 4.U-Flottille, Stettin" (U-Boat not deployed, did not make patrols, boat was destroyed by air raid) ;
03/1945-09/05/1945 "Komdt." Commander of "U 3008 / 4.U-Flottille, Stettin u. 11.U-Flottille, Bergen" (boat not deployed, did not make patrols, boat was surrendered)
Detained after capitulation and freed in 02-03-1947
19-12-1997 Died

Cheers, Fernando

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 09 Mar 2005 17:17

The answer from the expert !! Excellent !!

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Post by FAlmeida » 09 Mar 2005 17:58

Hi Dr. Zink
Please I´m not expert, I´m only study the Kriegsmarine and in especially the Uboat Commander Officers .
Cheers, Fernando

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thanks Fernando

Post by timothydaiss » 09 Mar 2005 23:36

Thanks for the info Fernando- I aprreciate it and will put it to good use! Do you have the book or sources where you obtained this information? Thanks again

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Re: looking for bio info on U Boat 758 commander Helmut Manseck

Post by utsola » 16 Jul 2009 21:56

Dear
Interesting person this Manseck, born in Sudeten !!! and U Boat commander, not a normal coice, intersting. Dos anyone know the street he was groing up in, <<<<<<<<i offen visit this home town B.Klodzka ( today Poland)
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Re: looking for bio info on U Boat 758 commander Helmut Manseck

Post by FAlmeida » 18 Jul 2009 19:55

These are my corrections and additions in the Place of birth and Career of Mr Helmut Manseck.
Geburtsort (Place of birth)
Habelschwerdt / Kreis Habelschwerdt / Breslau / Preußische Provinz Schlesien

Dienststellungen (U-Bootwaffe Career)
29.04.1940-01.06.1940 zur Verfügung U-Boot-Waffe / Befehlshaber der U-Boote Org., U.T.O-Lehrgang Torpedoschule, Flensburg-Mürwik. (At disposition of U-Boat service. Torpedos Training in Torpedo School.)
02.06.1940-30.06.1940 U.W.O-Lehrgang Marine-Nachrichtenschule, Flensburg-Mürwik. (Communications Training Course in Naval Intelligence School.)
01.07.1940-27.07.1940 U.W.O-Artillerielehrgang Schiffsartillerieschule, Kiel-Wik. (Artillery Training in Naval Artillery School.)
28.07.1940-06.10.1940 U.W.O-Lehrgang 1. Unterseeboots-Lehr-Division, Pillau. (U-Boat Training Course in 1st U-boat Training Division.)
07/10/1940-24/11/1940 zur Verfügung Unterseebootsausbildungsabteilung, Plön i. H. (At disposition in U-boat Training Unit.)
25.11.1940-22.12.1940 Baubelehrung "U 553" Blohm und Voß, Hamburg / Baubelehrung U-Boote Nordsee, Bremen. (Instruction in the final stage of construction in shipyard.)
23.12.1940-05.08.1941 1. WO "U 553" [Kdt. Thurmann] / 7. U-Flottille, Kiel / St.Nazaire. Ein Verlegungsfahrt 5 Seetage. Zwei Feindfahrten zwischen 19.04.1941-02.05.1941 und 07.06.1941-19.07.1941, 57 Seetage. (First Watch Officer. One transit sailing 5 days. Completed two war patrols 57 days.)
06.08.1941-31.08.1941 Für diesen Zeitraum. Nicht vermerkt. (No details available.)
01.09.1941-05.10.1941 KSL 24. U-Flottille, Memel. (U-Boat Commander Torpedo Shooting Course.)
19.11.1941-07.04.1942 Kommandant "U 143" / 22. U-Flottille, Gotenhafen. Schuleboot für die Ausbildung. (Commander. Oblt. Helmut Manseck takes command of U 143 from Oblt. Harald Gelhaus. Did not make patrols. School boat for training duties. Kptlt. Helmut Manseck was relieved by Oblt. Gerhard Groth.)
08.04.1942-04.05.1942 Baubelehrung "U 758" Kriegsmarinewerft, Wilhelmshaven / 6. K.L.A., Bremen. (Instruction in the final stage of construction in shipyard.)
05.05.1942-03.04.1944 Kommandant "U 758" / 6. U-Flottille, Danzig / St. Nazaire. Fünf Feindfahrten 207 Seetage. Ein Feindfahrten abgebrochen durch technischer Ausfall 2 Seetage. Versenkte 2 Frachtschiffe 13.989 BRT. (Commander. Made five war patrols 207 days at sea. During the third patrol the U 758 was attacked by three "Avenger" aircraft from VC-9 Sqdn. USN operating from the US escort carrier Bogue the boat sustained only minor damages, but 7 men were wounded in the attacks, so the boat had to abort its patrol and return to St. Nazaire. The boat aborted one patrol and was forced to return to Bordeaux with technical failure after 2 days at sea. During the fifth patrol Kptlt. Helmut Manseck was forced to return and put the boat in St. Nazaire for repairs after a air attack by "Avenger" aircraft from VC-6 Sqdn. USN operating from the US escort carrier USS Block Island causing extensive damages to the boat. Sank 2 ships 13.989 GRT. Kptlt. Helmut Manseck removed from the command and replaced by Oblt. Hans-Arend Feindt.)
04.04.1944- 05.1944 zur Verfügung 6. U-Flottille, St.Nazaire. (At disposition.)
05.1944-05.08.1944 Baubelehrung "U 3002" Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG [A.G. Weser], Bremen / 6. K.L.A., Bremen. (Instruction in the final stage of construction in shipyard.)
06.08.1944-24.09.1944 Kommandant "U 3002" / 32. U-Flottille, Königsberg u. 4. U-Flottille, Stettin. Boot in Übungen, nachdem sie in Auftrag gegeben. (Commander. Boat not deployed. Kptlt. Helmut Manseck was removed from the command and replaced by FK. Hermann Kaiser.)
25.09.1944-21.10.1944 Baubelehrung "U 3007" Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau AG [A.G. Weser], Bremen / 6. K.L.A., Bremen. (Instruction in the final stage of construction in shipyard.)
22.10.1944-24.02.1945 Kommandant "U 3007" / 4. U-Flottille, Stettin. Ausbildungboot. Boot nicht betriebsbereit. Das Boot zerstört wurde durch USAF Luftangriff auf Bremen. (Commander. Boat not deployed. Did not make patrols. Boat was destroyed by USAF air raid on Bremen.)
03.1945-09.05.1945 Kommandant "U 3008" / 4. U-Flottille, Stettin u. 11. U-Flottille, Bergen. Boot nicht betriebsbereit. Kapitulation in Wilhelmshaven. (Commander. Kptlt. Helmut Manseck takes the command of U 3008 from Kptlt. Fokko Schlömer. Boat not deployed. Did not make patrols. Surrendered at Wilhelmshaven.)
08-05-1945 Kriegsgefangen nach Kapitulation. Britische Krieggefangenschaft im Kriegsgefangen Lager.
Gefangenschaft entlassen in 02.03.1947. (Detained after capitulation. British war custody in P.O.W Camp 18 located at Featherstone-England. Released from captivity in 02.03.1947.)
19.12.1997 Gestorben mit 83 Jahren in Bonn, Deutschland. (Died with 83 years in Bonn, Germany.)

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