Hans Johannsen

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Hans Johannsen
Born (1913-01-29)29 January 1913
Stadum, Nordfriesland
Died 5 March 1961(1961-03-05) (aged 48)
Burg on Fehmarn
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Oberleutnant (Ing.)
Unit U-6, U-3, U-5, U-96, U-802
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Johannsen (29 January 1913 – 5 March 1961) was a German chief engineer on a U-boat in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He was the basis for the character of "Johann the Ghost" in the submarine action film Das Boot.

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  1. ^ Busch & Röll 2003, p. 514.
  2. ^ a b c Busch & Röll 2003, p. 515.
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 211.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 422.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (2003). Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939–1945 — Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Boot-Waffe von September 1939 bis Mai 1945 [The U-Boat War 1939–1945 — The Knight's Cross Bearers of the U-Boat Force from September 1939 to May 1945] (in German). Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn Germany: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn. ISBN 978-3-8132-0515-2. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.