Günther Pulst

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Günther Pulst
Born 26 March 1918
Braunschweig
Died 5 January 1991 (1991-01-06) (aged 72)
Bonn
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1937–1945
Rank Kapitänleutnant
Unit SSS Albert Leo Schlageter
Schleswig-Holstein
destroyer Z9 Wolfgang Zenker
U-752
Commands held U-978
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Federal Cross of Merit
Other work civilian employee of the Bundeswehr
Financial Controller NATO

Günther Pulst (26 March 1918 in Braunschweig – 5 January 1991 in Bonn) was a German U-boat commander in World War II and 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.

His nephew is the American scientist Stefan M. Pulst.

Summary of career[edit]

Ships attacked[edit]

Date Ship Name Nationality Tonnage (GRT) Fate[1]
23 November 1944 William D. Burnham  United States 7,176 Total Loss

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Guðmundur Helgason. "Ships hit by U-978". uboat.net. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Busch and Röll 2003, p. 491.
  3. ^ a b c d Busch and Röll 2003, p. 492.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 346.
Bibliography
  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (2003). Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939–1945 — Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Boot-Waffe von September 1939 bis Mai 1945 [The U-Boat War 1939–1945 — The Knight's Cross Bearers of the U-Boat Force from September 1939 to May 1945] (in German). Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn Germany: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn. ISBN 978-3-8132-0515-2. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [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. 
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knight's Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-88740-748-2. 
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Navy]. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87943-355-1. 
  • 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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