Wolf Junge

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Wolf Junge was a German naval officer of World War II. As a Kapitän zur See, he was appointed the executive officer of the battleship Tirpitz in August 1943 under Kapitän zur See Hans Meyer.[1] He temporarily took control of the ship on 3 April 1944 when Meyer was badly wounded during the Operation Tungsten air attack on Tirpitz.[2] Junge was subsequently confirmed in this role during May.[1][3] However, he was unpopular with the battleship's crew as he was perceived to have had little experience operating warships at sea.[4] Junge handed command of Tirpitz to Kapitän zur See Robert Weber in November 1944.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Koop & Schmolke 2014, p. 67.
  2. ^ Bishop 2012, pp. 307.
  3. ^ Bishop 2012, pp. 339.
  4. ^ Bishop 2012, pp. 347.
Works consulted
  • Bishop, Patrick (2012). Target Tirpitz. London: Harper Press. ISBN 9780007431199. 
  • Koop, Gerhard; Schmolke, Klaus-Peter (2014). Battleships of the Bismarck Class: Warships of the Kriegsmarine. Barnsley, United Kingdom: Seaforth Publishing. ISBN 1473846692.