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-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.