Max Kruschka

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37b)


Successes
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 14,046 GRT

Born  7 May 1919 Schleswig
Died  12 Apr 1948(28)Senator Predohl


Ranks

9 Oct 1937 Offiziersanwärter
1 Apr 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jan 1945 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
26 Apr 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-621 4 Dec 1942 7 May 1944   6 patrols (241 days) 

Max Kruschka died on the fishing vessel Senator Predohl on 12 April 1948.

Patrol info for Max Kruschka

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-621 5 Dec 1942  Brest  5 Jan 1943  Brest  Patrol 1,32 days
2. U-621 1 Feb 1943  Brest  23 Mar 1943  Brest  Patrol 2,51 days
3. U-621 22 Apr 1943  Brest  3 Jun 1943  Brest  Patrol 3,43 days
4. U-621 22 Aug 1943  Brest  28 Sep 1943  Brest  Patrol 4,38 days
5. U-621 6 Jan 1944  Brest  23 Jan 1944  Brest  Patrol 5,18 days
6. U-621 21 Feb 1944  Brest  19 Apr 1944  Brest  Patrol 6,59 days
6 patrols, 241 days at sea

Ships hit by Max Kruschka

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
18 Dec 1942U-621 Oropos4,474grON-152
20 Dec 1942U-621 Otina6,217brON-153
 
10 Mar 1943U-621 Baron Kinnaird3,355brON-169
 14,046

3 ships sunk (14,046 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


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.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders