Rudolf Büchler

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  14 Oct 1915 Breslau
Died  9 Dec 1944(29)Barents Sea


Kriegsmarine crew book photo

Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jul 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

8 Aug 1942 Iron Cross 2nd Class
Aug 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939
1943 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-387 24 Nov 1942 9 Dec 1944  (+)  10 patrols (253 days) 

Patrol info for Rudolf Büchler

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-387 22 Jun 1943  Kiel  24 Jun 1943  Marviken   3 days
2. U-387 27 Jun 1943  Marviken  30 Jun 1943  Bergen   4 days
3. U-387 3 Jul 1943  Bergen  21 Aug 1943  Narvik  Patrol 1,50 days
4. U-387 18 Sep 1943  Narvik  4 Oct 1943  Narvik  Patrol 2,17 days
5. U-387 4 Oct 1943  Narvik  6 Oct 1943  Narvik  Patrol 2,3 days
6. U-387 22 Oct 1943  Narvik  6 Dec 1943  Hammerfest  Patrol 3,46 days
7. U-387 7 Dec 1943  Hammerfest  5 Jan 1944  Narvik  Patrol 3,30 days
8. U-387 7 Jan 1944  Narvik  9 Jan 1944  Trondheim   3 days
9. U-387 12 Jan 1944  Trondheim  16 Jan 1944  Bergen   5 days
10. U-387 13 Apr 1944  Bergen  18 Apr 1944  Narvik   6 days
11. U-387 20 Apr 1944  Narvik  5 May 1944  Narvik  Patrol 4,16 days
12. U-387 20 May 1944  Narvik  8 Jun 1944  Skjomenfjord  Patrol 5,20 days
13. U-387 23 Jun 1944  Skjomenfjord  24 Jun 1944  Narvik  Patrol 6,2 days
14. U-387 11 Jul 1944  Narvik  21 Jul 1944  Narvik  Patrol 7,11 days
15. U-387 25 Jul 1944  Narvik  27 Jul 1944  Trondheim   3 days
16. U-387 28 Sep 1944  Trondheim  3 Oct 1944  Narvik  Patrol 8,6 days
17. U-387 9 Oct 1944  Narvik  10 Nov 1944  Narvik  Patrol 9,33 days
18. U-387 21 Nov 1944  Narvik  9 Dec 1944  Sunk  Patrol 10,19 days
10 patrols, 253 days at sea

Ships hit by Rudolf Büchler

No entries found.


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


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders