Gerhard Schaar

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Julie Schaar
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Born (1919-03-05)5 March 1919
Berlin
Died 24 January 1983(1983-01-24) (aged 63)
Maseru, Lesotho
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1937–45
Rank Kapitänleutnant
Unit SSS Albert Leo Schlageter
cruiser Emden
destroyer Z12 Erich Giese
U-704
Commands held U-957, U-2551
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work German Ambassador to Lesotho

Gerhard Schaar (5 March 1919 – 24 January 1983) was a Pharmacy Technician and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Summary of career[edit]

Ships attacked[edit]

Gerhard Schaar as commander of U-957 sank two merchant ships totalling 7,564 gross register tons (GRT) plus sinking two warships of 604 long tons (614 tonnes).

Date Ship[1] Nationality Tonnage Fate
26 January 1944 Fort Bellingham  United Kingdom 7,153 Sunk
USS PTC-38  United States Navy 54 Sunk
26 August 1944 Nord  Soviet Navy 411 Sunk
23 September 1944 Brilliant  Soviet Navy 550 Sunk

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Ships hit by U-957 - U-boat Successes - German U-boats - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d Busch & Röll 2003, p. 480.
  3. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 397.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 372.
  5. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 653.

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. 
  • 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. 

External links[edit]

  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "Gerhard Schaar". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  • "Gerhard Schaar". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 30 September 2013.