Alfred Eick

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Alfred Eick
Born (1916-03-09)9 March 1916
Essen, German Empire
Died 12 April 2015(2015-04-12) (aged 99)
Bielefeld, Federal Republic of Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1937–45
Rank Kapitänleutnant
Unit destroyer Z4 Richard Beitzen
Commands held U-510
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work tax adviser

Alfred Eick (9 March 1916 – 12 April 2015) was a U-boat commander in the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He was born in Essen and lived in Bielefeld until his death.[1] Alfred Eick was in French captivity from May 1945 to 26 July 1947. After his release, he studied business management at the University of Hamburg and later worked as a tax adviser.

Summary of military career[edit]

Ships attacked[edit]

As commander of U-510, Alfred Eick is credited with the sinking of eight ships for a total of 56,972 gross register tons (GRT), one auxiliary warship of 249 GRT, damaging one ship of 3,702 GRT, and severely damaging one ship that it was considered a total loss of 9,970 GRT.

Date Name of ship Flag Tonnage Fate
8 July 1943 B. P. Newton  Norway 10,324 Sunk
8 July 1943 Eldena  United States 6,900 Sunk
8 July 1943 Everagra  Latvia 3,702 Damaged
10 July 1943 Scandinavia  Sweden 1,641 Sunk
22 February 1944 E. G. Seubert  United States 9,181 Sunk
22 February 1944 Erling Brøving  Norway 9,970 Total loss
22 February 1944 San Alvaro  United Kingdom 7,385 Sunk
7 March 1944 Tarifa  Norway 7,299 Sunk
7 March 1944 John A. Poor  United States 7,176 Sunk
27 March 1944 HMS Maaløy  Royal Navy 249 Sunk
23 February 1945 Point Pleasant Park  Canada 7,136 Sunk

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary of Alfred Eick. In: Neue Westfälische of 16 April 2015. Retrieved on 17 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Busch & Röll 2003, p. 440.
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 100.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 291.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 171.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2.