Hans Falke

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew X/39)


Successes
1 warship a total loss, total tonnage 1,060 tons

Born  16 Jun 1920 Hamburg


Kriegsmarine Crew photo

Ranks

21 Sep 1939 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1941 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1943 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

11 Apr 1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
11 Apr 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939
14 Dec 1942 Iron Cross 1st Class
19 Feb 1945 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

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U-992 2 Aug 1943 9 May 1945   8 patrols (163 days) 

Patrol info for Hans Falke

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-992 30 Mar 1944  Kiel  2 Apr 1944  Stavanger   4 days
2. U-992 13 May 1944  Stavanger  14 May 1944  Bergen   2 days
3. U-992 7 Jun 1944  Bergen  12 Jun 1944  Ramsund   6 days
4. U-992 15 Jun 1944  Ramsund  15 Jun 1944  Skjomenfjord   1 days
5. U-992 18 Jun 1944  Skjomenfjord  24 Jul 1944  Narvik  Patrol 1,37 days
6. U-992 21 Aug 1944  Narvik  24 Aug 1944  Hammerfest   4 days
7. U-992 29 Aug 1944  Hammerfest  6 Sep 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 2,9 days
8. U-992 6 Sep 1944  Hammerfest  7 Sep 1944  Narvik   2 days
9. U-992 12 Sep 1944  Narvik  3 Oct 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 3,22 days
10. U-992 3 Oct 1944  Hammerfest  4 Oct 1944  Narvik   2 days
11. U-992 18 Oct 1944  Narvik  10 Nov 1944  Narvik  Patrol 4,24 days
12. U-992 30 Nov 1944  Narvik  8 Dec 1944  Bogenbucht  Patrol 5,9 days
13. U-992 16 Jan 1945  Bogenbucht  21 Feb 1945  Narvik  Patrol 6,37 days
14. U-992 17 Mar 1945  Narvik  1 Apr 1945  Narvik  Patrol 7,16 days
15. U-992 1 May 1945  Narvik  9 May 1945  Narvik, Norway  Patrol 8,9 days
16. U-992 12 May 1945  Narvik  12 May 1945  Skjomenfjord   1 days
17. U-992 15 May 1945  Skjomenfjord  19 May 1945  Loch Eriboll, UK   5 days
8 patrols, 163 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans Falke

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
13 Feb 1945U-992 HMS Denbigh Castle (K 696) (t.)1,060brJW-64
 1,060

1 ship sunk (1,060 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(t.) means the ship was a total loss (included in ships & tonnage lost).


About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders