Hartmuth Schimmelpfennig

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37b)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  4 Oct 1919 The Hague, Holland
Died  27 Apr 1945(25)Berlin-Spandau, Germany

Kriegsmarine Crew photo


9 Oct 1937 Offiziersanwärter
28 Jun 1938 Seekadett
1 Apr 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Oberleutnant zur See


U-boat Commands

U-1004 16 Dec 1943 Jan, 1945   1 patrol (56 days) 

Hartmuth Schimmelpfennig was demoted to the ranks and died fighting as an ordinary seaman in a Kriegsmarine infantry unit on 27 April 1945 (Busch & Röll, 1999). He died in an air raid at Berlin-Spandau.

Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.

Patrol info for Hartmuth Schimmelpfennig

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-1004 22 Aug 1944  Kiel  24 Aug 1944  Horten   3 days
2. U-1004 26 Aug 1944  Horten  27 Aug 1944  Marviken   2 days
3. U-1004 29 Aug 1944  Marviken  23 Oct 1944  Bergen  Patrol 1,56 days
4. U-1004 26 Oct 1944  Bergen  27 Oct 1944  Stavanger   2 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

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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