Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)
|Born||2 Aug 1915||Jena|
|Died||21 Mar 1944||(28)||La Baule, France|
|U-269||19 Aug 1942||29 Apr 1943||1 patrol (32 days)|
|U-269||5 Sep 1943||21 Mar 1944 (+)||1 patrol (42 days)|
Karl-Heinrich Harlfinger committed suicide on 21 March 1944 (Busch & Röll, 1999). He was a member of Crew 1935 but his commissioning as a Leutnant zur See was delayed, resulting in his promotions through the officer ranks being with Crew 1936.
Harlfinger shot himself in Hotel Majestic in La Baule, France. He was actually a life-affirming man who contracted a sexually transmitted disease. Commander of the 6th Flotilla, Carl Emmermann, decided to pass on punishment for the matter. Harlfinger feared military punishment and service dismissal and stigma and decided to end his life.
Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.
Patrol info for Karl-Heinrich Harlfinger
|1.||U-269||16 Mar 1943||Kiel||21 Mar 1943||Bergen||6 days|
|2.||U-269||23 Mar 1943||Bergen||23 Apr 1943||Narvik||Patrol 1,||32 days|
|3.||U-269||24 Apr 1943||Narvik||27 Apr 1943||Bergen||4 days|
|4.||U-269||5 Sep 1943||Skjomenfjord||8 Sep 1943||Bergen||4 days|
|5.||U-269||4 Nov 1943||Bergen||15 Dec 1943||St. Nazaire||Patrol 2,||42 days|
|2 patrols, 74 days at sea|
Ships hit by Karl-Heinrich Harlfinger
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