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Georg Lassen

German World War II U-boat commander
The basics
Occupation Korvettenkapitän Submariner
Country Germany
Date of birth Steglitz, Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin, Germany
Date of death Jan 18, 2012 Calvià, Serra de Tramuntana
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
The details

Georg Lassen (12 May 1915 – 18 January 2012) was a German U-boat commander during World War II. He was a Watch Officer on U-29 at the outbreak of the war and later the skipper of the U-160 and recipient of the Iron Cross.


  • Wehrmacht Long Service Award 4th Class (5 April 1939)
  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (26 September 1939) & 1st Class (18 July 1940)
  • Memel Medal (26 October 1939)
  • U-boat War Badge (1939) (18 July 1940)
  • U-boat Front Clasp (22 October 1944)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 10 August 1942 as Oberleutnant zur See and commander of U-160
    • Oak Leaves on 7 March 1943 as Kapitänleutnant and commander of U-160
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