Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 40)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||19 Aug 1923|| ||Wilhelmshaven|
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|23 Sep 1940||Offiziersanwärter|
|1 Aug 1941||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Jul 1942||Oberfähnrich zur See|
|1 Jan 1943||Leutnant zur See|
|1 Oct 1944||Oberleutnant zur See|
This man did not actually take official command of a U-boat but he had gone through all the motions (training, experience etc.) of commanding one.
Ships hit by Hanns-Joachim Junker
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.