Johann Reckhoff

Korvettenkapitän (Crew 32)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  15 Jan 1911 Duisburg-Ruhrort
Died  30 Nov 1985(74)Langenfeld, Germany

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1 Sep 1935 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Jan 1936 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1937 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Oct 1939 Kapitänleutnant
1 Aug 1943 Korvettenkapitän


U-boat Commands

U-398 18 Dec 1943 8 Nov 1944   1 patrol (54 days) 

Reckhoff is listed as a member of Crew 1932 in the 1937 Rangliste, though he may have served for a few years as a enlisted sailor (since November 1928?) before beginning his naval officer training.

He was a Lieutenant Commander of the East German People's Navy.

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death and post-war career.

Patrol info for Johann Reckhoff

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-398 8 Aug 1944  Kiel  10 Aug 1944  Horten   3 days
2. U-398 23 Aug 1944  Horten  15 Oct 1944  Bergen  Patrol 1,54 days
3. U-398 19 Oct 1944  Bergen  24 Oct 1944  Flensburg   6 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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