Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37b)
|Born||21 Jan 1919||Danzig|
|Died||12 Aug 2003||(84)||Norderstedt, Germany|
|U-731||3 Oct 1942||30 Nov 1943||2 patrols (110 days)|
Johann Heinrich Werner Techand went through U-boat training in the first half of 1941 before joining U-135 as 1st Watch Officer (IWO) from August 1941 to July 1942. He then attended U-boat Commander School, and after U-boat construction familiarization (Baubelehrung) from Sept 1942, commissioned the new type VIIC U-boat U-731 on 3 Oct 1942.
Werner Techand was 24 years old when he took his boat out for its first patrol on 29 April 1943.
On Oct 4 1943 Techand and five of his crew were wounded in an attack by a Hudson bomber. Shortly afterwards Techand spotted convoy SC 143 and vectored in several other U-boats.
(His last name appears in many sources as Teschand (with an s), but the correct spelling is Techand.)
Patrol info for Werner Techand
|1.||U-731||29 Apr 1943||Kiel||12 Jun 1943||Brest||Patrol 1,||45 days|
|2.||U-731||29 Aug 1943||Brest||1 Nov 1943||Brest||Patrol 2,||65 days|
|2 patrols, 110 days at sea|
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