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S-Boats in the Kriegsmarine 1935 - 1945

 

The S-Boat-Force of the Kriegsmarine were operating focal points of the 2. Worldwar.The crews fought ready to sacrifice until the last day of the war. The extraordinary braveness was honored by the award of 22 Knight's Crosses of the Iron Cross. The Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to nine officers. 

 

Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the S-Boat-Force

Oblt.z.S. Hermann Opdenhoff

16.05.40

CO in 2. SFltl
Kptlt. Heinz Birnbacher

17.06.40

Commander 1. SFltl

K.Kpt. Rudolf Petersen

04.08.40

Commander 2. SFltl

Oblt.z.S. Kurt Fimmen

14.08.40

CO in 1. SFltl

Oblt.z.S. Götz Frhr. v. Mirbach

14.08.40

CO in 2. SFltl

Oblt.z.S. Werner Töniges

25.02.41

CO in 1. SFltl

Kptlt. Bernd Klug

12.03.41

CO in 1. SFltl

Oblt.z.S. Klaus Feldt

25.04.41

CO in 2. SFltl

Oblt.z.S. Georg Christiansen

08.05.41

CO in 1. SFltl

Oblt.z.S. Siegfr. Wuppermann

03.08.41

CO in 3. SFltl

Kptlt. Niels Bätge

04.01.42

Commander 4. SFltl

Kptlt. Friedrich Kemnade

23.07.42

Commander 3. SFltl

Kptlt. Hermann Büchting

22.04.43

CO in 1. SFltl

Oblt.z.S.d.R. Horst Weber

05.07.43

CO in 3. SFltl

Kptlt. Karl Müller

08.07.43

CO in 5. SFltl

Oblt.z.S. Karl-Erhard Karcher

13.08.43

CO in 4. SFltl

Oblt.z.S. Karl-Friedrich Künzel

12.12.43

CO in 1. SFltl

Kptlt. Albert Müller

13.12.43

CO in 3. SFltl

Oblt.z.S. Karl-Degenh. Schmidt

22.12.43

CO in 3. SFltl

Kptlt. Kurt Johannsen *)

14.06.44

Commander 5. SFltl

Oblt.z.S. Heinz Haag

25.11.44

CO in 3. SFltl

K.Kpt Felix Zymalkowski

10.04.45

Commander 8. SFltl

Kptlt. Jens Matzen

02.05.45

Commander der 6. SFltl

*) killed in action on same day at Le Havre

 

F.d.T., Kpt.z.S. Bütow, Cdr 1. SFltl, Kptlt. Birnbacher and Officers at the Award of the Knight's Cross to Oblt.z.S. Frhr. v. Mirbach and Oblt.z.S. Fimmen on 14.08.1940 - Picture from the heritage of Kpt. z.S. Künzel

 

 

Bearers of the Oakleaves to the Knight's Cross of the S-Boat-Force

Kptlt. Werner Töniges

13.11.42

CO in 1. SFltl

Kptlt. Siegfried Wuppermann

14.04.43

CO in 3. SFltl

K.Kpt. Friedrich Kemnade

27.05.43

Commander 3. SFltl

K.Kpt. Georg Christiansen

13.11.43

Commander 1. SFltl

K.Kpt. Bernd Klug

01.01.44

Commander 5. SFltl

K.Kpt. Klaus Feldt 01.01.44

Commander 2. SFltl

Kpt.z.S. Rudolf Petersen

13.06.44

Führer der S-Boote (F.d.S.)

Kptlt Götz Frhr. v. Mirbach

14.06.44

Commander 9. SFltl