Egon-Reiner von Schlippenbach

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Egon-Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach
Born (1914-04-10)10 April 1914
Cologne-Lindenthal
Died 11 May 1979(1979-05-11) (aged 65)
Kiel
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
 German Navy
Years of service 1934–45, 1956–72
Rank Korvettenkapitän (Wehrmacht)
Kapitän zur See (Bundeswehr)
Unit Schleswig-Holstein
Commands held U-121
U-453
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Egon-Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach[a] (10 April 1914 – 11 May 1979) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and commander of U-121 and U-453. He is also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Egon-Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach is credited with the sinking of four ships for a total of 15,850 tons of Allied merchant shipping.

Summary of career[edit]

Ships attacked[edit]

Date Ship Nationality Tonnage Fate[1]
13 December 1941 Badalona  Spain 4,202 Sunk
7 April 1942 HMHS Somersetshire  Royal Navy 9,716 Damaged
20 January 1943 Jean Jadot  Belgium 5,859 Sunk
30 June 1943 Oligarch  United Kingdom 6,894 Damaged
6 July 1943 Shahjehan  United Kingdom 5,454 Sunk
15 November 1943 HMS Quail  Royal Navy 1,705 Total loss
20 November 1943 Jela  Yugoslavia 335 Sunk
22 November 1943 HMS Hebe  Royal Navy 835 Sunk

Awards[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  • a Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit by U-XXX". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 29 December 2014. [permanent dead link]/u453.html
  2. ^ Busch & Röll 2003, p. 397.
  3. ^ a b c Busch & Röll 2003, p. 398.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 379.

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) [1986]. 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. 
  • 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 2, 1. Januar 1942 bis 31. Dezember 1943 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 2, 1 January 1942 to 31 December 1943] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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