by Gareth Collins

U-Boats in employment in South-East Asia were operationally subordinate to the B.d.U.op. Remaining tasks were left for the appropriate Flotilla Chiefs and from December 1944, the Chef im Südraum. This position was formed at Penang for further tasks regarding co-operation with Japan (raw materials exports etc.). The Chef was subordinated to the B.d.U. for all matters concerning U-Boats, for Administration purposes the command was subordinated to the Marinesonderdienstes dem Marineattaché in Tokio.

Chef

Fregattenkapitän Wilhelm Dommes (00 Dec 1944-08 May 1945)

Sources used

Research by Gareth Collins
Erich Gröner - Die Schiffe der deutschen Kriegsmarine und ihr Verbleib 1939-1945, J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, München (1976)
Hans H. Hildebrand - Die organisatorische Entwicklung der Marine nebst Stellenbesetzung 1848 bis 1945, Biblio-Verlag, Osnabrück (2000)
Hans H. Hildebrand & Ernest Henriot – Deutschlands Admirale 1849-1945, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück (1989)
Hans H. Hildebrand, Albert Röhr & Hans-Otto Steinmetz – Die Deutschen Kriegsschiffe, Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg (1980)
Walter Lohmann & Hans H. Hildebrand – Die Deutsche Kriegsmarine, Verlag Hans-Henning Podzun, Bad Nauheim (1956)

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