Heinz Bentzien

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37b)



No ships sunk or damaged.


Born  28 Jan 1917 Fischhausen, East Prussia
Died  17 Feb 1945(28)Barents Sea


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

  Luftwaffe Observer Badge
  Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Combat Clasp
1941 Iron Cross 2nd Class
9 Dec 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939
1943 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

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U-425 21 Apr 1943 17 Feb 1945  (+)  9 patrols (196 days) 

Heinz Bentzien on the bridge of his boat.

Patrol info for Heinz Bentzien

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-425 20 Nov 1943  Kiel  25 Nov 1943  Bergen  Patrol 1,6 days
2. U-425 28 Dec 1943  Bergen  2 Feb 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 2,37 days
3. U-425 6 Feb 1944  Hammerfest  29 Feb 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 3,24 days
4. U-425 1 Mar 1944  Hammerfest  8 Mar 1944  Bergen   8 days
5. U-425 27 Apr 1944  Bergen  1 May 1944  Narvik   5 days
6. U-425 11 May 1944  Narvik  7 Jun 1944  Narvik  Patrol 4,28 days
7. U-425 13 Jun 1944  Narvik  14 Jun 1944  Hammerfest   2 days
8. U-425 18 Jul 1944  Hammerfest  8 Aug 1944  Narvik  Patrol 5,22 days
9. U-425 21 Aug 1944  Narvik  23 Aug 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 6,3 days
10. U-425 29 Aug 1944  Hammerfest  5 Sep 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 6,8 days
11. U-425 6 Sep 1944  Hammerfest  8 Sep 1944  Narvik  Patrol 6,3 days
12. U-425 11 Sep 1944  Narvik  13 Sep 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 7,3 days
13. U-425 14 Sep 1944  Hammerfest  3 Oct 1944  Narvik  Patrol 7,20 days
14. U-425 15 Oct 1944  Narvik  24 Oct 1944  Hammerfest  Patrol 8,10 days
15. U-425 24 Oct 1944  Hammerfest  12 Nov 1944  Narvik  Patrol 8,20 days
16. U-425 6 Feb 1945  Narvik  17 Feb 1945  Sunk  Patrol 9,12 days
9 patrols, 196 days at sea

Ships hit by Heinz Bentzien

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About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders