Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (Crew 34)
1 ship sunk, total tonnage 7,134 GRT
|Born||19 Feb 1911||Berlin|
|Died||22 Mar 1943||(32)||Bay of Biscay|
|U-665||22 Jul 1942||22 Mar 1943 (+)||1 patrol (31 days)|
Hans-Jürgen Haupt, a former merchant navy officer, left Crew 34 and the Kriegsmarine in 1937, then rejoined it as a reserve officer. That explains his lower rank. He definitely is considered a member of Crew 34 (Rust, 2009).
Hans-Jürgen Haupt took his boat U-665 from Kiel, Germany on 20 Feb 1943 for his first war patrol. The boat was lost 30 days later with its entire crew of 46 men on 22 March, 1943 in the North Atlantic west of Ireland by depth charges from a British Whitley aircraft (Sqdn. 10 OTU/Q) (Niestlé, 1998).
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1997). Der U-Bootkrieg 1939-1945 (Band 2).
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.
Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.
Patrol info for Hans-Jürgen Haupt
|1.||U-665||20 Feb 1943||Kiel||22 Mar 1943||Sunk||Patrol 1,||31 days|
Ships hit by Hans-Jürgen Haupt
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|17 Mar 1943||U-665||Fort Cedar Lake||7,134||br||SC-122|
1 ship sunk (7,134 tons).
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.