Helmut Köster

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  25 Apr 1914 Geestemünde Kronenbitter
Died  21 Dec 1941(27)

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8 Apr 1934 Offiziersanwärter
1 Jul 1935 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1937 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1937 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Dec 1941 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-72 Sep, 1941 1 Dec 1941   No war patrols 

Kptlt. Helmut Köster died on U-567 while serving as a supernumerary Watch Officer (WO) under the famous Engelbert Endrass (Busch & Röll, 1999).

Patrol info for Helmut Köster

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

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

Naval Officers Under Hitler

Rust, Eric C.

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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