Heinz Eckelmann

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37a)

2 ships damaged, total tonnage 14,894 GRT

Born  24 Jul 1916 Hamburg
Died  5 Apr 1943(26)North Atlantic

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See


24 Apr 1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
19 Oct 1940 Destroyer War Badge
1940 Iron Cross 1st Class
26 Aug 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-635 13 Aug 1942 5 Apr 1943  (+)  1 patrol (21 days) 

Patrol info for Heinz Eckelmann

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-635 16 Mar 1943  Kiel  5 Apr 1943  Sunk  Patrol 1,21 days

Ships hit by Heinz Eckelmann

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
4 Apr 1943U-635 Shillong (d.)5,529brHX-231
4 Apr 1943U-635 Waroonga (d.)9,365brHX-231

2 ships damaged (14,894 tons).

We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.

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

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