The U-boat Commanders: Knight's Cross Holders 1939-1945

The U-boat Commanders: Knight's Cross Holders 1939-1945

by Jeremy Dixon

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Overview


The Knight's Cross (Ritterkreuz) was one of the highest decorations given for extreme acts of valor to all ranks of the German armed forces during World War II. Few awards captured quite the respect and admiration of the German public as the Knight's Cross—it was the greatest honor one could achieve. In all there were 123 recipients in the U-boat arm including its commander-in-chief Karl Dönitz. Jeremy Dixon's highly illustrated book is the ideal guide to all these men and their wartime service. Full details are given of their tours of duty the operations they took part in how they won their award how many ships they sank and their subsequent careers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526718730
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 06/01/2019
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 587,781
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Jeremy Dixon has been interested in Nazi Germany for over thirty-five years and has written five books on the subject. Dixon works for the Metropolitan Police and lives in Kent.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Knight's Cross with Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds 3

Albrecht 'Cherry' Brandi 3

Wolfgang August Eugen Lüth 6

Knight's Cross with Oakleaves and Swords 12

August Wilhelm Otto Kretschmer 12

Reinhard 'Teddy' Johann Heinz Paul Anton Suhren 15

Erich Topp 18

Knight's Cross with Oakleaves 22

Heinrich Carl Bernhard Rudolf 'Ajax' Bleichrodt 22

Otto Erich August von Bülow 25

Karl Donitz 27

Carl Emmermann 30

Engelbert Endraβ 33

Friedrich Guggenberger 35

Robert Gysae 38

Reinhard Hardegen 40

Werner Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf Hartmann 44

Werner Gustav Emil Henke 47

Hans-Günther Lange 50

Georg Fritz Christian Lassen 53

Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Lehmann-Willenbrock 55

Heinrich Otto Moritz Liebe 59

Karl-Friedrich Merten 61

Johann Mohr 64

Rolf Christian Detlef Mützelburg 67

Heinrich Günther Prien 69

Gustav Wilhelm Joachim Schepke 74

Otto Adalbert Schnee 76

Klaus Scholtz 79

Herbert Emil Schultze 82

Viktor Hermann Otto Ludwig Paul Ferdinand Schütze 85

Rolf Thomsen 88

Knight's Cross 91

Albrecht Adolf Konrad Achilles 91

Klaus Heinrich Bargsten 93

Ernst Rudolf Ludwig Bauer 96

Gerhard Otto Bigalk 98

Paul Brasack 100

Asmus Nicolai Clausen 102

Peter-Erich Cremer 104

Kurt Dobratz 108

Wilhelm Dommes 109

Alfred Eick 111

Horst-Arno Fenski 113

KarlFleige 115

Johann Ulrich Hermann Folkers 117

Hans-Joachim Forster 119

Siegfried von Forstner 121

Rudolf Heinz Franke 124

Wilhelm August Franken 126

Fritz Hermann Günter Frauenheim 127

Harald Franz Wilhelm Gelhaus 130

Gustav Julius Werner Hartenstein 133

Ferdinand Adam Ernst Hechler 136

Hans Otto Joachim Heinrich Heidtmann 137

Hans-Jürgen Karl Ferdinand Hellriegel 139

Hans-Georg Adolf Hess 141

Günther Wilhelm Hessler 143

Günther Heydemann 145

Ulrich Heyse 148

Otto Christian Ites 150

Günter Jahn 152

Hans Jenisch 153

Ernst Friedrich Franz Kals 156

Otto Friedrich Gerd Kelbling 158

Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat 160

Johannes Siegfried Koitschka 163

Claus Theodor Friedrich Otto Korth 165

Hans-Werner Kraus 167

Günther Paul Krech 170

Gunter Kuhnke 172

Herbert Otto Kuppisch 174

Hans Lehmann 177

Fritz-Julius Lemp 178

Siegfried Ernst Günther Hans Lüdden 182

Karl-Heinz Gerhard Albin Marbach 184

Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Markworth 186

Wilhelm Hugo August Maus 189

Waldemar Mehl 191

Ernst Karl August Mengersen 193

Jost Anton Metzler 196

Karl-Heinz Moehle 198

Helmut August Wilhelm Möhlmann 201

Günther Reinhold Müller-Stöckheim 203

Karl Neitzel 206

Victor Otto Oehrn 207

Jürgen Dieter Gustav Alexander Oesten 212

Adolf Cornelius Piening 215

Gustav Artur Eduard Johann Poel 217

Hans-Georg Friedrich (Fritz) Poske 220

Friedrich August Wilhelm Günther Pulst 223

Hermann Rasch 225

Reinhart Reche 227

Wilhelm Eduard Max Rollmann 229

Ewald Hugo Helmut Rosenbaum 232

Hans-Rudolf Max Rösing 234

Erwin Arnold Martin Wilhelm Rostin 236

Paul-Heinrich Gerhard Schaar 239

Harro Schacht 240

Georg Friedrich Karl Schewe 243

Egon-Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach 246

Karl Heinrich Richard Hermann Herbert Schneider 248

Georg Heinrich 'Hem' Schonder 251

Dietrich Adalbert Schöneboom 253

Heinrich Andreas Schroeteler 254

Gottfried Ludwig Horst von Schroeter 257

Otto Schuhart 259

Heinz-Otto Schultze 262

Georg-Wilhelm Schulz 265

Günther Ernst Friedrich Seibicke 268

Heinz Hans Sieder 270

Georg Friedrich Ernst Staats 272

Hans-Gerrit Adalbert Karl Theodor von Stockhausen 274

Siegfried Strelow 276

Wilhelm Hermann Stuckmann 278

Max-Martin Detlef Teichert 280

Franz Wilhelm Karl Thurmann 283

Hans-Diedrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen 286

Nikolaus Heinrich Timm 290

Hans-Hartwig Trojer 293

Otto Emil Westphalen 296

Werner Winter 298

Hans Ludwig Witt 300

Helmut Friedrich Witte 303

Heinrich Wilhelm Herbert Wohlfarth 306

Erich Karl Ferdinand Würdemann 309

Robert Richard Zapp 312

German Awards and Decorations 316

Glossary 319

Bibliography 321

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