Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (entry, Jahrgang X/39)
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 362 GRT
1 ship a total loss, total tonnage 7,176 GRT
|Born||3 Jan 1917||Heidelberg|
|Died||26 Mar 1945||(28)||English Channel|
|U-399||3 Jul 1944||26 Mar 1945 (+)||1 patrol (49 days)|
Heinz Buhse joined the Kriegsmarine in 1939. He served in Aalborg, Denmark from April to Aug 1940 then as a Naval transport officer at Dunkirk, France to April 1941. Buhse continued to serve with German naval transport duties until August 1943 when he joined the U-boat force.
Ltn. Heinz Buhse went through U-boat training from Aug to Feb 1944. He served as commander under instruction with the 19th (Training) Flotilla at Pillau until May 1944 when began his U-boat Commander training with the 24th (Training) Flotilla at Memel.
Oblt. Heinz Buhse took command of the type VIIC boat U-399 on 3 July 1944. After initial training the boat was assigned to the 11th Flotilla at Bergen, Norway on Feb 1945. Buhse took the boat our on 1 patrol and sank 2 ships with a total of 7,538 GRT.
Busch, R and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Patrol info for Heinz Buhse
|1.||U-399||25 Jan 1945||Kiel||28 Jan 1945||Horten||4 days|
|2.||U-399||6 Feb 1945||Horten||26 Mar 1945||Sunk||Patrol 1,||49 days|
Ships hit by Heinz Buhse
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|21 Mar 1945||U-399||James Eagan Layne (t.)||7,176||am||BTC-103|
|26 Mar 1945||U-399||Pacific||362||nl||BTC-108|
2 ships sunk (7,538 tons).
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