Johann-Otto Krieg

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Johann-Otto Krieg
Born 14 March 1919
Lomnitz, Lower Silesia
Died 2 January 1999 (1999-01-03) (aged 79)
Bonn
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe (to 1942)
 Kriegsmarine
 German Navy
Years of service 1937–45
1956–75
Rank Kapitänleutnant (Kriegsmarine)
Fregattenkapitän (Bundeswehr)
Unit SSS Horst Wessel
battleship Schleswig-Holstein
cruiser Nürnberg
Commands held U-142
U-81
Kleinkampfflottille 361
cruiser Emden
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Johann-Otto Krieg (14 March 1919 – 2 January 1999) was a Kapitänleutnant with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He first served as 2nd watch officer on U-81 then under the command of Friedrich Guggenberger before taking command of the U-boat. He was born in Lommitz in the district of Hirschberg/Silesia. He later served in the Bundesmarine of the Bundeswehr. During World War II he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for his command of the Kleinkampfflottille 361.

Summary of career[edit]

Ships attacked[edit]

As commander of U-81, Krieg is credited with the sinking of 13 merchant ships totaling 15,837 gross register tons (GRT), damaging another ship of 7,472 GRT that it had to be considered a total loss, and further damaging a ships of 6,671 GRT.

Date Ship Nationality Tonnage Fate
10 February 1943 Saroena  United Kingdom 6,671 Damaged
11 February 1943 Al Kasbanah*  Egypt 110 Sunk
11 February 1943 Dolphin*  Palestine 135 Sunk
11 February 1943 Husni* Lebanese French flag.svg Lebanon 107 Sunk
11 February 1943 Sabah al Kheir*  Egypt 36 Sunk
20 March 1943 Bourgheih*  Egypt 244 Sunk
20 March 1943 Mawahab Allah* Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg Syria 77 Sunk
28 March 1943 Rouisdi*  Egypt 133 Sunk
17 June 1943 Yoma  United Kingdom 8,131 Sunk
25 June 1943 Nisr*  Egypt 80 Sunk
26 June 1943 Nelly* Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg Syria 80 Sunk
26 June 1943 Toufic Allah* Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg Syria 75 Sunk
27 June 1943 Michalios  Greece 3,742 Sunk
22 July 1943 Empire Moon  United Kingdom 7,472 Total loss
18 November 1943 Empire Dunstan  United Kingdom 2,887 Sunk

* Sailing vessel

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f Dörr 1995, p. 363.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 274.
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. 
  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1: A–K [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2453-2. 
  • 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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