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
|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|
- 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.