Hans-Hermann Pelkner

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 34)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  16 Apr 1909 Ober-Kauffung near Kassel
Died  3 Aug 1942(33)North Atlantic

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


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 Nov 1941 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-335 17 Dec 1941 3 Aug 1942  (+)  1 patrol (5 days) 

Hans-Hermann Pelkner was a former Merchant Navy officer (Rust, 2009).


Rust, E. (2009) E-mail correspondence. Author of Naval Officers under Hitler.

Patrol info for Hans-Hermann Pelkner

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-335 30 Jul 1942  Kiel  3 Aug 1942  Sunk  Patrol 1,5 days

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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