Wolfgang Kaden

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Wolfgang Kaden
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Wolfgang Kaden
Born (1899-12-05)5 December 1899
Leipzig[Notes 1]
Died 9 July 1942(1942-07-09) (aged 42)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Kriegsmarine
Rank Korvettenkapitän of the Reserves (posthumous)
Commands held U-Jäger 116, U-Jäger 1110
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Korvettenkapitän (naval corvette captain or lieutenant-commander) of the Reserves Wolfgang Kaden (5 December 1899 – 9 July 1942) was a Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipient during World War II. He is credited with the sinking of at least three submarines including the British submarine HMS H49 on 18 October 1940 off of Texel and the Soviet submarine K-23 commanded by Magomet Gadzhiyev on 12 May 1942 off of Nordkyn.[1] He was killed in action on 9 July 1942 near Hammerfest when his submarine chaser U-Jäger 1110 ran into a naval mine.[2][Notes 2]

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Range he was born in Dresden.[1]
  2. ^ According Range his boat was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine.[1]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c Range 1974, p. 100.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 427.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 248.
Bibliography
  • 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. 
  • 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.