Hans-Bernhard Michalowski

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 33)


Successes
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 4,581 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 1,350 tons

Born  13 Apr 1912 Kiel
Died  20 May 1941(29)Bielefeld, Germany


Oblt. Hans-Bernhard Michalowski in autumn 1940

Ranks

1 Apr 1933 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1934 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1936 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1936 Leutnant zur See
1 Jun 1938 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1941 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-6 Nov, 1939 Dec, 1939   No war patrols 
U-62 21 Dec 1939 20 May 1941  (+)  5 patrols (109 days) 

Kptlt. Hans-Bernhard Michalowski died at the military hospital at Bielefeld on 20 May 1941.

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Hans-Bernhard Michalowski

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-62 13 Feb 1940  Helgoland  6 Mar 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 1,23 days
2. U-62 4 Apr 1940  Wilhelmshaven  25 Apr 1940  Kiel  Patrol 2,22 days
3. U-62 18 May 1940  Kiel  3 Jun 1940  Wilhelmshaven  Patrol 3,17 days
4. U-62 13 Jun 1940  Wilhelmshaven  5 Jul 1940  Bergen  Patrol 4,23 days
5. U-62 10 Jul 1940  Bergen  2 Aug 1940  Kiel  Patrol 5,24 days
5 patrols, 109 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Bernhard Michalowski

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
29 May 1940U-62 HMS Grafton (H 89)1,350br
19 Jul 1940U-62 Pearlmoor4,581brSL-38
 5,931

2 ships sunk (5,931 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


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.

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

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