Heinz Buchholz

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 29)


Successes
5 ships sunk, total tonnage 18,923 GRT
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 6,797 GRT

Born  3 Aug 1909 Goldap, East Prussia
Died  6 Feb 1944(34)Central Atlantic


Ranks

1 Apr 1929Offiziersanwärter
1 Jan 1931Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1933Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1933Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1934Oberleutnant zur See
1 Aug 1938Kapitänleutnant
1 Apr 1943Korvettenkapitän

Decorations

Oct 1939Iron Cross 2nd Class
9 Oct 1939U-boat War Badge 1939
1943Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-24 3 Jul 1937 30 Sep 1937   No war patrols 
U-15 1 Oct 1937 26 Oct 1939   2 patrols (34 days) 
U-195 5 Sep 1942 17 Oct 1943   1 patrol (126 days) 
U-177 17 Oct 1943 6 Feb 1944  (+)  1 patrol (36 days) 

Patrol info for Heinz Buchholz


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-15 25 Aug 1939  Wilhelmshaven  30 Aug 1939  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 1,6 days
2. U-15 31 Aug 1939  Wilhelmshaven  8 Sep 1939  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 1,9 days
3. U-15 20 Sep 1939  Wilhelmshaven  8 Oct 1939  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 2,19 days
4. U-15 9 Oct 1939  Wilhelmshaven  9 Oct 1939  Kiel   1 days
5. U-195 20 Mar 1943  Kiel  23 Jul 1943  Bordeaux  Patrol 3,126 days
6. U-177 23 Dec 1943  Bordeaux  26 Dec 1943  La Pallice   4 days
7. U-177 2 Jan 1944  La Pallice  6 Feb 1944  Sunk  Patrol 4,36 days
4 patrols, 196 days at sea

Ships hit by Heinz Buchholz

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
10 Sep 1939U-15 Goodwood [Mine]2,796br
21 Oct 1939U-15 Orsa [Mine]1,478br
28 Dec 1939U-15 Resercho [Mine]258br
 
11 Apr 1943U-195 James W. Denver7,200amUGS-7
7 May 1943U-195 Samuel Jordan Kirkwood7,191am
12 May 1943U-195 Cape Neddick (d.)6,797am
 25,720

5 ships sunk (18,923 tons) and 1 ship damaged (6,797 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.
[Mine] indicates the vessel was hit by a mine laid by said U-boat.


About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.

Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders