Heinz-Ehler Beucke

Kapitän zur See (Crew 22)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  12 Jan 1904 Berlin
Died  23 May 1979(75)

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1 Apr 1924 Fähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1926 Leutnant zur See
1 Jul 1928 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Oct 1934 Kapitänleutnant
1 Apr 1938 Korvettenkapitän
1 Apr 1942 Fregattenkapitän
1 Jun 1943 Kapitän zur See


U-boat Commands

U-173 15 Nov 1941 Oct, 1942   1 patrol (98 days) 

Fregattenkapitän Heinz Ehler Beucke took the new U-173 out an unsuccessful war patrol into the Caribbean from 15 June to 20 Sep 1942 (98 days at sea). No successes. On return from this mission Heinz Ehler Beucke was pulled from the front, because after the death of both his brothers was he last namesakes of the family.

Fregattenkapitän Heinz Ehler Beucke was relieved by Oblt.z.S. Hans- Adolf Schweichel.

Patrol info for Heinz-Ehler Beucke

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-173 15 Jun 1942  Kiel  20 Sep 1942  Lorient  Patrol 1,98 days

Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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