Kapitänleutnant (R) (entry, Jahrgang IX/39)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||5 Dec 1906|| ||Helfta, Mansfelder Seekreis, Sachsen-Anhalt|
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|1 Apr 1940|| ||Leutnant zur See (R)|
|1 Jun 1942|| ||Oberleutnant zur See (R)|
|1 Apr 1945|| ||Kapitänleutnant (R)|
|U-681 ||3 Feb 1944 ||2 Aug 1944 || No war patrols |
Helmut Bach served on the highly successful merchant raider Pinguin (Schiff 33) from Feb, 1940 to May 1941. From June 1941 to March 1943 he was a Commander in VP 16th Flotilla (Vorpestenboote), after which he joined the U-boat force and began his training there.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
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