Helmut Block

Oberleutnant zur See (entry, Jahrgang 38)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  3 Apr 1915 Bremen
Died  11 Nov 1944(29)Norwegian Sea


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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 Apr 1943 Oberleutnant zur See

Decorations

18 Mar 1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
24 Mar 1941 Minesweeper War Badge
12 Mar 1943 Blockade runner badge
1944 U-boat War Badge 1939
3 Jan 1945 Iron Cross 1st Class (posthumous)

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-771 18 Nov 1943 11 Nov 1944  (+)  2 patrols (54 days) 

Patrol info for Helmut Block

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-771 27 May 1944  Kiel  30 May 1944  Hatvik   4 days
2. U-771 2 Jun 1944  Hatvik  2 Jun 1944  Bergen   1 days
3. U-771 19 Jun 1944  Bergen  20 Jun 1944  Stavanger   2 days
4. U-771 21 Jun 1944  Stavanger  15 Jul 1944  Bergen  Patrol 1,25 days
5. U-771 26 Jul 1944  Bergen  28 Jul 1944  Trondheim   3 days
6. U-771 29 Jul 1944  Trondheim  1 Aug 1944  Stavanger   4 days
7. U-771 2 Aug 1944  Stavanger  3 Aug 1944  Kristiansand   2 days
8. U-771 5 Aug 1944  Kristiansand  6 Aug 1944  Bergen   2 days
9. U-771 27 Sep 1944  Bergen  30 Sep 1944  Bogenbucht   4 days
10. U-771 2 Oct 1944  Bogenbucht  4 Oct 1944  Hammerfest   3 days
11. U-771 14 Oct 1944  Hammerfest  11 Nov 1944  Sunk  Patrol 2,29 days
2 patrols, 54 days at sea

Ships hit by Helmut Block

No entries found.


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