Günther Heinrich

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 9,656 GRT
1 auxiliary warship sunk, total tonnage 611 GRT

Born  20 Jan 1920 Schildau, Torgau


Ranks

1 Oct 1938 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1939 Seekadett
1 Dec 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1941 Leutnant zur See
1 Jan 1943 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-960 28 Jan 1943 19 May 1944   5 patrols (136 days) 

Patrol info for Günther Heinrich

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-960 3 Aug 1943  Kiel  6 Aug 1943  Bergen   4 days
2. U-960 12 Aug 1943  Bergen  15 Aug 1943  Narvik   4 days
3. U-960 18 Aug 1943  Narvik  1 Sep 1943  Narvik  Patrol 1,15 days
4. U-960 14 Sep 1943  Narvik  10 Oct 1943  Narvik  Patrol 2,27 days
5. U-960 14 Oct 1943  Narvik  16 Oct 1943  Trondheim   3 days
6. U-960 4 Dec 1943  Trondheim  3 Feb 1944  La Pallice  Patrol 3,62 days
7. U-960 16 Mar 1944  La Pallice  18 Mar 1944  La Pallice   3 days
8. U-960 19 Mar 1944  La Pallice  27 Mar 1944  La Pallice  Patrol 4,9 days
9. U-960 27 Apr 1944  La Pallice  19 May 1944  Sunk  Patrol 5,23 days
5 patrols, 136 days at sea

Ships hit by Günther Heinrich

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
30 Sep 1943U-960 Arkhangel´sk2,480sjVA-18
1 Oct 1943U-960 T-896 (No 42)611sjVA-18
 
16 Jan 1944U-960 Sumner I. Kimball7,176amON-219
 10,267

3 ships sunk (10,267 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


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