Hans-Joachim Klaus

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  17 May 1918 Berlin-Charlottenburg


Ranks

3 Apr 1937 Offiziersanwärter
21 Sep 1937 Seekadett
1 May 1938 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1939 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Aug 1939 Leutnant zur See
1 Sep 1941 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Apr 1944 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-340 16 Oct 1942 2 Nov 1943   3 patrols (109 days) 

Patrol info for Hans-Joachim Klaus

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-340 29 Apr 1943  Kiel  31 May 1943  Bordeaux  Patrol 1,33 days
2. U-340 6 Jul 1943  Bordeaux  2 Sep 1943  St. Nazaire  Patrol 2,59 days
3. U-340 17 Oct 1943  St. Nazaire  2 Nov 1943  Sunk  Patrol 3,17 days
3 patrols, 109 days at sea


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