Johannsen, Hans

Date of birth:
January 29th, 1913 (Stadum/Schleswig, Germany)
Date of death:
March 5th, 1961 (Burg-Fehmarn/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hans Johannsen joined the Kriegsmarine in January 1935. As from October he served with the U-boat service. After his tour on board the U 96 he followed several officers courses and was appointed Leitender Ingenieur of the U 802. The ship was surrendered at Loch Eriboll on 11th May 1945. Johannsen then was held POW for three years before he was released on 7th May 1948.

Promotions:
1st January 1936: Oberheizer;
1st January 1937: Stabsheizer;
1st March 1938: Maschinistenmaat;
1st March 1940: Obermaschinist;
1st October 1942: Leutnant (Ing) Kriegsoffizier;
1st October 1943: Oberleutnant (Ing) Kriegsoffizier.

Career:
October 1935 - January 1936: Heizer, U 6;
March 1936 - April 1937: Heizer, U 3;
April 1938 - November 1938: Machinenmaat, U 5;
december 1940 - augustus 1942: Obermachinist, U 96, 9 patrols in 328 days;
June 1943 - May 1945: LI, U 802, 4 patrols in 254 days.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 3rd, 1941
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 2nd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (lng.) (2nd Lieuteant (Ing.))
Unit:
Obermaschinist "U 96" / 7.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 13th, 1944
U-Boots-Frontspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Ing.)
Unit:
Leitender Ingenieur, U 802, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1945
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Dörr M., Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Bootwaffe, Band 1. A - J, Biblio-Verlag, Osnabrück, 1988, ISBN 3-7648-1153-6
    - U-boat.net
    - Deutsche Marinesoldaten