Andersen served aboard the destroyer Z 2 Georg Thiele from December 1939. In April 1940 comp cdr Naval Regiment, Berger until July 1940, then joined the Naval Planning Staff for Operation ?Sealion?. In November 1940 he became the Flag Lt, Staff 2/Adm of the Fleet, then in May 1941 Flag Lt, Staff of Fleet Command. In January 1941 he undertook training for the U-boat force, and having qualified became the 1st Watch Officer onboard U-81 July 1942 until April 1943. He then completed his U-boat commanders training course and torpedo course before taking command of U-708 in June 1943. He took over command of U-481 on 1 March 1944 until the end of the war. He was freed November 1947.
Kapitanleutnant Klaus Andersen
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.
Accompanied by matching biography card giving U-boat service details.