Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 38)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||2 Aug 1918|| ||Düsseldorf|
|Died ||23 Sep 1957||(39)||Sailing ship Pamir near Azores, Atlantic|
|1 Oct 1938|| ||Offiziersanwärter|
|1 Jul 1939|| ||Seekadett|
|1 Dec 1939|| ||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Aug 1940|| ||Oberfähnrich zur See|
|1 Apr 1941|| ||Leutnant zur See|
|1 Sep 1943|| ||Oberleutnant zur See|
|U-1307 ||17 Nov 1944 ||9 May 1945 || No war patrols |
In 1957 Hans Buscher was second officer on the Pamir, the famous Flying P-Liner sailing ship of the German shipping company F. Laeisz. On 21 Sept 1957 the ship was hit by Hurricane Carrie and sank shortly afterwards due to heavy listing to port. Hans Buscher died in a lifeboat two or three days later. Only six survived from the crew of 86 (Wikipedia).
Patrol info for Hans Buscher
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.