Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37a)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||17 May 1918|| ||Königsberg, East Prussia|
|Died ||3 May 1945||(26)|
|3 Apr 1937|| ||Offiziersanwärter|
|21 Sep 1937|| ||Seekadett|
|1 May 1938|| ||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Jul 1939|| ||Oberfähnrich zur See|
|1 Nov 1939|| ||Leutnant zur See|
|1 Sep 1941|| ||Oberleutnant zur See|
|U-423 ||3 Mar 1943 ||26 Sep 1943 || No war patrols |
|U-1005 ||30 Dec 1943 ||2 Jul 1944 || No war patrols |
|U-2521 ||21 Nov 1944 ||3 May 1945 (+)|| No war patrols |
Joachim Methner died on U-2521 along with 43 of his crew when the boat was sunk on 3 May 1945 in the Flensburg förde (inlet) by rockets from British Typhoon aircraft (Sqdn. 184) (Niestlé, 1998).
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.
Patrol info for Joachim Methner
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.