Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37b)
|Born||31 Aug 1919||Remscheid|
Served aboard Zerstörer Z22 "Anton Schmitt" during Norwegian campaign where it was sunk by 2nd British Destroyer Fleet on 10 April 1940 after which he joined Marine Regiment Narvik a unit set up consisting of Kriegsmarine members whose ships had been destroyed then to Küstensicherungsverband West.
In 1942 he retrained in the U-boat arm, July to 3 U-boot Flottille aboard U-432 for 2 patrols, February 43 to 24 U-boot Flottille in command of U-34 a training ship, September 43 to 23 U-boot Flottille in command of U-704 another training ship, August 44 as "Schießleiter" with Lehrkommando 300 Kleinkampfverbande unit equipped with "Seehund" 2 man midget submarines.
Patrol info for Karl-Heinz Hagenau
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.