Helmut Thurmann

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 35)

No ships sunk or damaged.

Born  5 Jan 1915 Lippstadt
Died  4 Jan 1991(75)

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5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
25 Sep 1935 Kadett der Marinewaffenwesen
1 Apr 1936 Fähnrich des Marinewaffenwesen
1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich des Marinewaffenwesen
1 Apr 1938 Leutnant des Marinewaffenwesen
1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant des Marinewaffenwesen
1 Apr 1943 Kapitänleutnant


U-boat Commands

U-1234 19 Apr 1944 14 May 1944   No war patrols 
U-3004 30 Aug 1944 13 Mar 1945   No war patrols 

Thurmann began his career as a weapons branch officer specializing in mines. He became a line officer in 1943.

Patrol info for Helmut Thurmann

This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.

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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