Curt Rechel

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Curt Rechel
Born (1902-12-01)1 December 1902
Iserlohn
Died 10 August 1973(1973-08-10) (aged 70)
Farchant
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1923–45
Rank Kapitän zur See
Commands held Z-11 Bernd von Arnim
Z-29
ZG 3 Hermes
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Curt Rechel (1 December 1902 – 10 August 1973) was a highly decorated Kapitän zur See in the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. ZG 3 Hermes, under the command of Rechel, sank the British submarine HMS Splendid on 21 April 1943.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 368.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 286.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Dörr, Manfred (1996). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2497-2.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of Z-11 Bernd von Arnim
December 1938 – 13 April 1940
Succeeded by
Scuttled after the Second Naval Battle of Narvik
Preceded by
None
Commander of Z-29
June 1943 – March 1943
Succeeded by
Korvettenkapitän Theodor von Mutius
Preceded by
Kapitän zur See Rolf Johannesson
Commander of ZG-3 Hermes
2 April 1943 – May 1943
Succeeded by
None