The Men of the U-boats

List of all U-boat Commanders

- A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K -
L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - Z


H


Johannes Habekost

Born on 3 Feb 1907 in Berlin-Spandau.
Crew 31. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1938)
Died on 11 Mar 1940, off Wilhelmshaven.

Commands:
U-31


Burckhard Hackländer

Born on 17 Dec 1914 in Lüneburg.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1940)
Died on 20 Jan 2001, Kiel, Germany.

Commands:
U-454


Klaus Hackländer

Born on 26 Jul 1916 in Göttingen.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 17 Jun 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-423


Gerhard Haelbich

Born on 12 Nov 1916 in Kiel.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1943)
Died on 8 Sep 1986, Plön, Germany.

Commands:
U-673


Karl-Heinz Hagenau

Born on 31 Aug 1919 in Remscheid.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 1993

Commands:
U-34, U-704


Georg Hagene

Born on 24 Jul 1908 in Niederschöneweide, Teltow.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 24 Feb 1945, English Channel.

Commands:
U-1208


Horst Hamm

Born on 17 Mar 1916 in Düsseldorf.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1942)
Died on 19 Feb 1943, Mediterranean.

Commands:
U-58, U-562


Ulrich Hammer

Born on 26 Mar 1918 in Werro, Estonia.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-367, U-430, U-733


Adolf-Wilhelm Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord

Born on 11 Mar 1918 in Munich, Germany.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1944)
Died on 28 Apr 2010, München, Germany.

Commands:
U-149


Klaus Hänert

Born on 1 Feb 1918 in Hirschberg, Silesia.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1943)
Died on Jan 2003

Commands:
U-550


Hans-Ulrich Hanitsch

Born on 22 Aug 1922 in Berlin-Treptow.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 27 Dec 1950, Moscow, Russia.

Commands:
U-428


Hermann Hansen

Born on 6 May 1918 in Flensburg.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (Date unknown)

Commands:
U-999, U-2517


Otto Hansen

Born on 23 Apr 1918 in Kiel.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 25 Feb 1944, Norwegian Sea.

Commands:
U-269, U-601


Bruno Hansmann

Born on 1 Dec 1907 in Lankwitz, Berlin.
Crew 31. Korvettenkapitän (1 Dec 1941)
Died on 15 Dec 1941, west of Gibraltar.

Commands:
U-127


Werner Happe

Born on 23 Sep 1915 in Alfeld, Leine.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1940)
Died on 6 May 1943, Cape Farewell.

Commands:
U-192


Reinhard Hardegen

Born on 18 Mar 1913 in Bremen.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Mar 1944)
Knights Cross winner (23 Jan 1942)

Commands:
U-147, U-123


Karl-Heinrich Harlfinger

Born on 2 Aug 1915 in Jena.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 21 Mar 1944, La Baule, France.

Commands:
U-269


Erich Harms

Born on 20 Jan 1910 in Bant, Rüstringen.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 8 Nov 1979, Bremen, Germany.

Commands:
U-255, U-3023


Otto Harms

Born on 22 Apr 1909 in Stralsund.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1941)
Died on 25 Feb 1980, Bremen, Germany.

Commands:
U-6, U-56, U-121, U-464


Klaus Harney

Born on 26 Mar 1917 in Düsseldorf.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 1 Sep 1942, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-756


Richard von Harpe

Born on 19 Aug 1917 in Dorpat, Estonia.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jan 1945)
Died on 2 Mar 1945, Baltic Sea.

Commands:
U-129, U-3519


Friedrich Hartel

Born on 10 Jan 1923 in Petersdorf.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1944)

Commands:
U-2356


Werner Hartenstein

Born on 27 Feb 1908 in Plauen, Vogtland.
Crew 28. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jun 1942)
Knights Cross winner (17 Sep 1942)
Died on 8 Mar 1943, Atlantic, east of Barbados.

Commands:
U-156


Curt Hartmann

Born on 14 Oct 1920 in Gommen, Jerischow, near Magdeburg.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-236, U-71, U-982


Ernst Hartmann

Born on 8 Apr 1921 in Hamburg-Wandsbek.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Feb 1944)

Commands:
U-3


Klaus Hartmann

Born on 7 Feb 1912 in Plön, Holstein.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1941)
Died on 30 Jun 1944, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-441


Otto Hartmann

Born on 18 Apr 1917 in Stuttgart.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 29 Mar 1943, Mediterranean.

Commands:
U-77


Werner Hartmann

Born on 11 Dec 1902 in Silstedt, Harz.
Crew 21. Kapitän zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Knights Cross winner (9 May 1940)
Died on 26 Apr 1963, Ussel / Waldeck, Germany.

Commands:
U-26, U-37, U-198


Götz von Hartmann

Born on 30 Oct 1913 in Danzig.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1941)
Died on 29 Feb 1992

Commands:
U-555, U-563, U-441


Paul Hartwig

Born on 14 Sep 1915 in Steins, Vogtland.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 9 Mar 2014, Altenholz, Germany.

Commands:
U-517


Heinrich Hasenschar

Born on 27 Sep 1916 in Hoeringhausen / Waldeck.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 3 Jul 1943, Cape Ortegal.

Commands:
U-29, U-628


Berthold Hashagen

Born on 26 Aug 1909 in Bremerhaven.
Crew 37. Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 4 May 1944, Cape Ortegal.

Commands:
U-846


Hans-Gerold Hauber

Born on 8 Jul 1913 in Stuttgart.
Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 25 Feb 1997, Fuerteventura, Spain.

Commands:
U-170


Hans-Jürgen Haupt

Born on 19 Feb 1911 in Berlin.
Crew 34. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 22 Mar 1943, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-665


Karl Hause

Born on 15 Jul 1916 in Posen.
Crew 35. Korvettenkapitän (1 Nov 1943)
Died on 19 Nov 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-351, U-211


Hans-Heinrich Haß

Born on 12 Oct 1922 in Eckernförde.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)
Died on 21 Jan 2009, Altenholz, Germany.

Commands:
U-2324


Ernst Hechler

Born on 21 Nov 1907 in Lauterbach, Oberhessen.
Crew 29. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jul 1943)
Knights Cross winner (21 Jan 1945)
Died on 23 Oct 1965, Alzey, Germany.

Commands:
U-870


Fridtjof Heckel

Born on 25 Oct 1920 in Vienenburg, Harz.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-2322


Wolfgang Hegewald

Born on 5 Jul 1917 in Chemnitz.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1944)
Died on 4 Aug 1944, English Channel.

Commands:
U-671


Wolfgang Heibges

Born on 1 Jul 1922 in Lippstadt, Westphalia.
Crew IV/40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 4 Apr 2005, Glücksburg near Flensburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-999


Werner Heidel

Born on 24 Jun 1909 in Chemnitz.
Crew 32. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1939)
Died on 30 Jan 1940, English Channel.

Commands:
U-6, U-7, U-55


Hans Heidtmann

Born on 8 Aug 1914 in Bahnhof Gleschendorf, Pönitz, Lübeck.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1941)
Knights Cross winner (12 Apr 1943)
Died on 5 Apr 1976, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-2, U-14, U-21, U-559


Siegfried Heilmann

Born on 8 Jun 1917 in Kiel.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 4 Oct 1943, Denmark Strait.

Commands:
U-389


Udo Heilmann

Born on 4 Mar 1913 in Kiel.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1945)
Died on 20 Nov 1970, Münster, Germany.

Commands:
U-24, U-97


Fritz Hein

Born on 25 Dec 1919 in Gumbinnen, East Prussia.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 22 Feb 1945, west of Cadiz.

Commands:
U-300


Karl-Franz Heine

Born on 30 Oct 1915 in Kiel.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1942)
Died on 18 Aug 1943, Central Atlantic.

Commands:
U-303, U-403


Ernst-Günter Heinicke

Born on 24 Sep 1908 in Gera, Thüringen.
Crew 27. Korvettenkapitän (1 Mar 1942)
Died on 9 Aug 1971

Commands:
U-3, U-51, U-53


Hans-Dieter Heinicke

Born on 18 May 1913 in Gera, Thüringen.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1941)
Died on 15 Jul 1942, Cape Hatteras, US coast.

Commands:
U-576


Erwin Heinrich

Born on 27 Mar 1923 in Karzin, Pommerania.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1944)
Died on 28 Aug 1990

Commands:
U-2357


Günther Heinrich

Born on 20 Jan 1920 in Schildau, Torgau.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jan 1943)

Commands:
U-960


Helmuth Heinrich

Born on 4 Oct 1913 in Grünendeich, Stade.
Crew IX/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1943)

Commands:
U-299, U-255


Heinrich Heinsohn

Born on 12 Feb 1910 in Lune.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 May 1943)
Died on 6 May 1943, Newfoundland.

Commands:
U-8, U-573, U-438


Werner Heintze

Born on 16 Mar 1916 in Berlin-Zehlendorf.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-708


Horst Heitz

Born on 9 Apr 1922 in Mannheim.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)
Died on 26 Jul 2004, Baden-Baden, Germany.

Commands:
U-6, U-792, U-1407


Wolfgang Heller

Born on 16 Jun 1910 in Berlin.
Crew 30. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 6 Nov 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-842


Hans Hellmann

Born on 8 Mar 1921 in Primkenau, Silesia.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 3 Mar 1945, Wesermünde, Germany.

Commands:
U-903, U-733


Hans-Jürgen Hellriegel

Born on 16 Jun 1917 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)
Knights Cross winner (3 Feb 1944)
Died on 2 Jul 1944, Atlantic, south-west of Tenerife.

Commands:
U-140, U-96, U-543


Alexander Hellwig

Born on 5 Mar 1916 in Kirchberg, Saxony.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1942)
Died on 31 May 1944, Barents Sea.

Commands:
U-289


Dieter Hengen

Born on 19 Oct 1922 in Würzburg.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)

Commands:
U-2364


Werner Henke

Born on 13 May 1909 in Rudak, Thorn.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (18 Mar 1945)
Knights Cross winner (17 Dec 1942)
Died on 15 Jun 1944, Fort Hunt, Va, USA.

Commands:
U-515


Wolf Henne

Born on 7 Aug 1905 in Futschau, China.
Crew 24. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jul 1939)
Died on 13 Jun 1942, Cuban waters.

Commands:
U-157


Helmut Hennig

Born on 30 Apr 1914 in Kahl, Main.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1943)
Died on 16 Oct 1943, Indian Ocea, Gulf of Oman.

Commands:
U-24, U-533


Heinz von Hennig

Born on 17 Mar 1922 in Berlin-Friedenau.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)

Commands:
U-2361


Fritz Henning

Born on 10 Apr 1917 in Schmira, Erfurt.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 5 Dec 2005

Commands:
U-561, U-565, U-668


Ortwin Hensellek

Born on 16 Jun 1911 in Saalfeld/Mohrungen.
Crew 39. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Apr 1943)

Commands:
U-298


Horst Hepp

Born on 10 Oct 1917 in Kempen.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1943)
Died on 9 Feb 1944, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-272, U-238


Karl-Heinz Herbschleb

Born on 19 Oct 1910 in Eisenach, Thüringen.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1942)
Died on 16 Feb 1955

Commands:
U-21, U-354


Helmut Herglotz

Born on 15 Mar 1918 in Berndorf, Wiener Neustadt.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 2 Feb 1983

Commands:
U-2, U-290, U-1303


Wolfgang Hermann

Born on 13 Dec 1908 in Kiel.
Crew 28. Korvettenkapitän (1 Aug 1942)

Commands:
U-662


Friedrich-Georg Herrle

Born on 13 Aug 1910 in Neustadt an der Hardt, Rhineland-Pfalz.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Feb 1943)
Died on 4 May 1945, Baltic Sea, Little Belt.

Commands:
U-307, U-312, U-393


Werner Herrmann

Born on 14 Jan 1920 in Völklingen, Saar.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)

Commands:
U-2510


Willi Hertin

Born on 11 Sep 1914 in Balve, Westphalia.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1942)
Died on 28 Jul 1943, east of Shetland Islands.

Commands:
U-647


Oskar Herwartz

Born on 1 Jan 1915 in Hildesheim.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1942)
Died on 2002, near Bonn, Germany.

Commands:
U-843


Wolfgang Herwartz

Born on 25 Jun 1917 in Hildesheim.
Crew 37a. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1944)
Died on 7 Mar 1945, St George's Channel.

Commands:
U-1302


Siegfried Hesemann

Born on 7 Jul 1912 in Dortmund-Dorstfeld.
Crew 34. Korvettenkapitän (1 May 1943)
Died on 12 May 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-186


Hans-Georg Hess

Born on 6 May 1923 in Berlin.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Mar 1944)
Knights Cross winner (11 Feb 1945)
Died on 29 Mar 2008, Wunstorf-Idensen, Germany.

Commands:
U-995


Hans-Joachim Hesse

Born on 18 Jan 1906 in Norden,Ostfriesland.
Crew 25. Fregattenkapitän (1 Feb 1943)
Died on 12 Feb 1943, west of Cape St Vincent, Portugal.

Commands:
U-654, U-442


Hermann Hesse

Born on 10 Mar 1910 in Cologne.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Feb 1940)
Died on 24 Jun 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-133, U-194


Günter Hessler

Born on 14 Jun 1909 in Beerfelde, Lebus.
Crew 27. Fregattenkapitän (1 Dec 1944)
Knights Cross winner (24 Jun 1941)
Died on 4 Apr 1968, Bochum-Laer, Westphalia, Germany.

Commands:
U-107


Gert Hetschko

Born on 6 Aug 1913 in Wilhelmshaven.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 May 1943)
Died on 12 May 1943, North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-453, U-121


Burkhard Heusinger von Waldegg

Born on 27 May 1920 in Berlin-Schöneberg.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 12 Aug 1944, Indian Ocean, off Seychelles.

Commands:
U-198


August-Wilhelm Hewicker

Born on 30 Jul 1918 in Hamburg.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 26 Nov 1971, Elmshorn, Germany.

Commands:
U-671


Wolfgang Heyda

Born on 14 Nov 1913 in Arys, East Prussia.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 Aug 1944)
Died on 21 Aug 1947, Kiel, Germany.

Commands:
U-120, U-434


Ernst Heydemann

Born on 20 Jun 1916 in Günstrow, Mecklenburg.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1940)
Died on 19 Feb 1943, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-17, U-268


Günther Heydemann

Born on 11 Jan 1914 in Greifswald.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1941)
Knights Cross winner (3 Jul 1943)
Died on 2 Jan 1986, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-575


Ulrich Heyse

Born on 27 Sep 1906 in Berlin-Friedenau.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1943)
Knights Cross winner (21 Jan 1943)
Died on 19 Nov 1970, Flensburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-128


Hans Hilbig

Born on 5 Jul 1917 in Rüstringen.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1943)
Died on 11 Jun 2004

Commands:
U-1230


Kurt Hilbig

Born on 18 May 1919 in Rüstringen.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 21 Aug 1951

Commands:
U-993, U-3526


Hans Hildebrandt

Born on 24 Dec 1911 in Bremen.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1942)
Died on 3 Nov 1980

Commands:
U-152, U-636


Klaus Hilgendorf

Born on 29 Feb 1912 in Hamburg.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on Apr 1993

Commands:
U-1009


Wolfgang Hille

Born on 12 Mar 1918 in Ebstorf bei ülzen.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1943)

Commands:
U-762


Jürgen Hillmann

Born on 21 Sep 1920 in Gubkow, Mecklenburg.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)
Died on 26 Nov 1984

Commands:
U-2353


Erich Hilsenitz

Born on 28 Sep 1916 in Hamburg.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1943)

Commands:
U-108, U-146


Johannes Hinrichs

Born on 29 May 1913 in Heide.
Crew VII/33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1945)
Died on 20 Jun 1984

Commands:
U-3005


Otto Hinrichs

Born on 30 Nov 1913 in Brake, Unterweser, Bremen.
Crew 36. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jul 1943)

Commands:
U-1061


Hans-Peter Hinsch

Born on 30 Jul 1914 in Hamburg.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 12 Apr 1967

Commands:
U-4, U-140, U-569


Rudolf Hinz

Born on 22 Feb 1920 in Berlin-Neukölln.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 1 Dec 1955

Commands:
U-1004


Friedrich von Hippel

Born on 2 Jan 1915 in Düsseldorf.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Dec 1941)
Died on 19 Feb 1984, Kiel, Germany.

Commands:
U-144, U-76


Heinz Hirsacker

Born on 14 Aug 1914 in Lübeck.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 24 Apr 1943

Commands:
U-572


Fritz Hoeckner

Born on 22 Dec 1912 in Berlin-Schöneberg.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jul 1942)
Died on 3 Jul 1942, US coats, east of Boston.

Commands:
U-215


Dietrich Hoffmann

Born on 17 Jun 1912 in Bromberg.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jul 1944)
Died on 2 Jun 2003

Commands:
U-594


Eberhard Hoffmann

Born on 16 May 1907 in Diedenhofen.
Crew 25. Fregattenkapitän (1 Sep 1942)
Died on 27 Sep 1942, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-165


Eberhard Hoffmann

Born on 24 Oct 1912 in Kletzko, Gnesen.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Dec 1941)
Died on 21 Dec 1941, Moroccan coast, of Tangier.

Commands:
U-146, U-451


Erich-Michael Hoffmann

Born on 14 Jun 1919 in Saarlautern.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 14 Feb 1944, Baltic Sea.

Commands:
U-738


Heinrich-Dietrich Hoffmann

Born on 19 Aug 1921 in Wilhelmshaven.
Crew 40. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1944)

Commands:
U-141


Hermann Hoffmann

Born on 27 Apr 1921 in Hannover.
Crew X/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-172


Rudolf Hoffmann

Born on 28 Apr 1917 in Kolberg.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1943)
Died on 31 Dec 1993

Commands:
U-8, U-845


Hermann von der Höh

Born on 23 Apr 1920 in Neviges, Rhineland.
Crew IV/40. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (Date unknown)

Commands:
U-2346


Otto Hohmann

Born on 1 Apr 1910 in Altenburg, Thüringen.
Crew 37. Oberleutnant zur See (R) (1 Dec 1942)
Died on 1 Dec 1994

Commands:
U-298, U-2526


Heinrich von Holleben

Born on 13 Mar 1919 in Vina del Mar, Chile.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 26 Jan 1945, south of Isle of Man.

Commands:
U-1051


William Holpert

Born on 11 Jun 1914 in London, England.
Oberleutnant zur See (1 Oct 1943)
Died on 14 Mar 1945, The Minches.

Commands:
U-1021


Gottfried Holtorf

Born on 21 May 1912 in Solfingen.
Crew 35. Korvettenkapitän (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 23 Jul 1943, off Natal, Brazil.

Commands:
U-598


Horst Höltring

Born on 30 Jun 1913 in Altona.
Crew 33. Kapitänleutnant (1 Mar 1941)
Died on 24 Aug 1943, Central Atlantic, aboard U-185.

Commands:
U-149, U-604


Hans Homann

Born on 4 Mar 1918 in Warnemünde.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Jul 1943)
Died on 15 Mar 1976

Commands:
U-1165


Rolf-Heinrich Hopman

Born on 26 Mar 1906 in Kiel.
Crew 26. Fregattenkapitän (1 Nov 1943)
Died on 1 Nov 1943, Central North Atlantic.

Commands:
U-405


Joachim Hoppe

Born on 20 Mar 1915 in Sehnde, Hannover.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 May 1941)
Died on 28 Apr 1941, south-east of Iceland.

Commands:
U-65


Karl-Horst Horn

Born on 16 Dec 1916 in Neusalz, Oder.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Jun 1942)
Died on 3 Sep 1942, Bay of Biscay.

Commands:
U-705


Klaus Hornbostel

Born on 14 Jun 1916 in Cuxhaven.
Crew 34. Kapitänleutnant (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 17 Jul 2013, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Commands:
U-806


Hans Hornkohl

Born on 7 Apr 1917 in Hamburg, Altona.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1943)

Commands:
U-566, U-1007, U-3509, U-3512, U-2502, U-3041


Hans-Joachim Horrer

Born on 6 Feb 1908 in Dortmund.
Crew 32. Korvettenkapitän (1 Sep 1942)
Died on 14 Sep 1942, Arctic Ocean.

Commands:
U-555, U-589


Friedrich Horst

Born on 12 Apr 1917 in Rio Grande, Brazil.
Crew XI/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 1 Apr 1975, Hamburg, Germany.

Commands:
U-121


Alfred Hoschatt

Born on 10 Feb 1909 in Görlitz.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Apr 1944)
Died on 13 Nov 1993, Kiel, Germany.

Commands:
U-378


Hans Julius Hoß

Born on 11 Nov 1921 in Ulm.
Oberleutnant zur See (R) ( )

Commands:
U-1109


Albert Hossenfelder

Born on 5 Mar 1908 in Sprottau, Lower Silesia.
Oberleutnant zur See (1 Feb 1943)
Died on 17 Apr 1944, south-west of Iceland.

Commands:
U-342


Horst Dieter Hübsch

Born on 31 Dec 1921 in Kettwig, Ruhr.
Crew XII/39. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Dec 1943)

Commands:
U-145, U-78


Otto Hübschen

Born on 6 Dec 1919 in Coesfeld, Westphalia.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 18 Jun 1997

Commands:
U-7, U-60, U-121, U-145, U-2501, U-2542


Friedrich Huisgen

Born on 1 Mar 1915 in Cologne.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Apr 1945)
Died on 14 Apr 1945, Kattegat.

Commands:
U-749, U-235


Ewald Hülsenbeck

Born on 21 Dec 1919 in Milspe, Ruhr.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 18 Dec 1944, English Channel.

Commands:
U-146, U-121, U-1209


Emmo Hummerjohann

Born on 15 Apr 1916 in Mellendorf, Saga, Silesia.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 16 Oct 1943, south-west of Iceland.

Commands:
U-964


Wilhelm Hunck

Born on 15 Dec 1914 in Essen.
Crew 37b. Kapitänleutnant (1 Nov 1943)

Commands:
U-827


Hans Hunger

Born on 16 Mar 1915 in Finkenwalde.
Crew 35. Kapitänleutnant (1 Aug 1942)
Died on 5 Oct 1943, south-west of Iceland.

Commands:
U-336


Heinz Hungershausen

Born on 5 Dec 1916 in Marburg, Lahn.
Crew 36. Kapitänleutnant (1 Oct 1943)

Commands:
U-91


Walter Hungershausen

Born on 22 Mar 1919 in Amrburg, Lahn.
Crew 38. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1943)
Died on 16 Nov 1943, south-west of Iceland.

Commands:
U-280


Walther Huth

Born on 14 Apr 1918 in Wilhelmshaven.
Crew 37a. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Sep 1941)
Died on 25 May 1943, Mediterranean.

Commands:
U-414


Eberhard Hüttemann

Born on 25 Jun 1919 in Sagan, Silesia.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 29 Apr 1943, east of Cape Finisterre.

Commands:
U-332


Reinhard von Hymmen

Born on 5 Nov 1914 in Berlin.
Crew 33. Korvettenkapitän (1 Nov 1942)
Died on 5 Nov 1942, Arctic Ocean.

Commands:
U-408


Guido Hyronimus

Born on 17 Nov 1918 in Augsburg.
Crew 37b. Oberleutnant zur See (1 Apr 1942)
Died on 6 Jul 1944, English Channel.

Commands:
U-670, U-678



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