Hans Bungards

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  1 Jul 1917 Solingen, Ruhr
Died  28 Apr 1945(27)Travemünde


Kriegsmarine crew book photo

Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Aug 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
1941 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-1103 8 Jan 1944 2 Jul 1944   No war patrols 
U-2513 12 Oct 1944 26 Apr 1945   No war patrols 
U-3012 27 Apr 1945 28 Apr 1945  (+)  No war patrols 

Kptlt. Hans Bungards died following an accident while commanding U-3012 on 28 April 1945 (Busch & Röll, 1999).

Crew of 1936

Hans Bungards was one of the Kriegsmarine's famous Olympia Crew. This Crew chose the Olympic rings as their symbol (the 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin). It was the largest Crew, and produced more U-boat commanders than any other – of the 164 who 'graduated', 140 took command during the war.

Ships hit by Hans Bungards

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