Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, German Cross in Gold
Gerhard Schaar (5 March 1919 – 24 January 1983) was a German U-boat commander in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.
Summary of career
Gerhard Schaar as commander of U-957 sank two merchant ships totalling 7,564 gross register tons (GRT) plus sinking two warships of 604 long tons (614 tonnes).
26 January 1944
United States Navy
26 August 1944
23 September 1944
Iron Cross (1939)
2nd Class (15 May 1940)
1st Class (15 May 1940)
Destroyer War Badge (19 October 1940)
Narvik Shield (20 October 1940)
German Cross in Gold on 14 February 1944 as Oberleutnant zur See on U-957/11. Unterseeboots-Flottille
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 1 October 1944 as Oberleutnant zur See and commander of U-957