Oberleutnant zur See (R)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||3 Jun 1910|| ||Hamburg-Bergedorf|
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|1 Nov 1942|| ||Oberleutnant zur See (R)|
|U-569 ||3 Feb 1943 ||22 May 1943 || 2 patrols (69 days) |
Hans Johannsen went to sea at age 14, and worked for the Hamburg-Amerika line before the war.
When his U-boat was sunk he was taken prisoner. On 12 February 1944 he was one of five U-boat commanders to escape from the POW camp at Papago Park, Arizona (USA). Travelling with two others, he was recaptured at a point some thirty miles across the Mexican border.
After the war Johannsen became an official on the Kiel Canal.
Patrol info for Hans Johannsen
| ||U-boat ||Departure
||Arrival|| || ||
||7 Feb 1943 ||La Pallice
||13 Mar 1943 ||La Pallice
||Patrol 1,||35 days||
||19 Apr 1943 ||La Pallice
||22 May 1943 ||Sunk
||Patrol 2,||34 days||
|2 patrols, 69 days at sea||