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Egon-Reiner von Schlippenbach

Egon-Reiner von Schlippenbach

German World War II U-boat commander
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Occupations Korvettenkapitän Submariner
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth April 10, 1914 (Cologne)
Death May 11, 1979 (Kiel)
Egon-Reiner von Schlippenbach
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Biography

Egon-Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach (10 April 1914 – 11 May 1979) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and commander of U-121 and U-453. He is also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
Egon-Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach is credited with the sinking of four ships for a total of 15,850 tons of Allied merchant shipping.

Summary of career

Ships attacked

Date Ship Nationality Tonnage Fate
13 December 1941 Badalona  Spain 4,202 Sunk
7 April 1942 HMHS Somersetshire  Royal Navy 9,716 Damaged
20 January 1943 Jean Jadot  Belgium 5,859 Sunk
30 June 1943 Oligarch  United Kingdom 6,894 Damaged
6 July 1943 Shahjehan  United Kingdom 5,454 Sunk
15 November 1943 HMS Quail  Royal Navy 1,705 Total loss
20 November 1943 Jela  Yugoslavia 335 Sunk
22 November 1943 HMS Hebe  Royal Navy 835 Sunk

Awards

  • Wehrmacht Long Service Award 4th Class (8 April 1938)
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (25 February 1941)
    • 1st Class (6 August 1942)
  • U-boat War Badge (1939) (25 February 1942)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 19 November 1943 as Kapitänleutnant and commander of U-453
  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit by U-XXX". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 December 2014. /u453.html
  • Busch & Röll 2003, p. 397.
  • ^ Busch & Röll 2003, p. 398.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 379.

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