Heinrich Schonder

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Heinrich Schonder
Born (1910-07-23)23 July 1910
Erfurt
Died 24 June 1943(1943-06-24) (aged 32)
Atlantic Ocean
Buried at (58°15′N 25°25′W / 58.250°N 25.417°W / 58.250; -25.417 (U-200 (U-boat)))
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1935–43
Rank Korvettenkapitän (posthumous)
Unit Schleswig-Holstein
torpedo boat Falke
U-9
Commands held U-58
U-77
U-200
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinrich Schonder (23 July 1910 – 28 June 1943) was a German U-boat commander in World War II 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.

U-200 was sunk by two depth charges on her first patrol with all hands lost on 24 June 1943 in the North Atlantic southwest of Iceland by a Royal Air Force B-24 Liberator bomber of No. 120 Squadron.

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Ships attacked[edit]

During his career Heinrich Schonder sank 14 merchant ships for 28,333 GRT, sank one warship of 1,050 GRT, damaged one merchant ship of 155 GRT and one warship of 1,690 GRT.

Date U-boat Name of Ship Nationality Tonnage Fate
18 July 1940 U-58 Gyda  Norway 1,591 Sunk at 55°50′N 09°00′W / 55.833°N 9.000°W / 55.833; -9.000 (Gyda (ship))
4 August 1940 U-58 Pindos  Greece 4,360 Sunk at 55°22′N 08°50′W / 55.367°N 8.833°W / 55.367; -8.833 (Pindos (ship))
8 October 1940 U-58 Confield  United Kingdom 4,956 Sunk at 56°48′N 10°17′W / 56.800°N 10.283°W / 56.800; -10.283 (Confield (ship))
13 June 1941 U-77 Tresillian  United Kingdom 4,743 Sunk at 44°40′N 45°30′W / 44.667°N 45.500°W / 44.667; -45.500 (Tresillian (ship))
22 June 1941 U-77 Arakaka  United Kingdom 2,379 Sunk at 47°N 40°W / 47°N 40°W / 47; -40 (Arakaka (ship))
25 June 1941 U-77 Anna Bulgaris  Greece 4,603 Sunk at 49°30′N 44°00′W / 49.500°N 44.000°W / 49.500; -44.000 (Anna Bulgaris (ship))
15 December 1941 U-77 SS Empire Barracuda  United Kingdom 4,972 Sunk at 35°30′N 06°17′W / 35.500°N 6.283°W / 35.500; -6.283 (SS Empire Barracuda (ship))
12 January 1942 U-77 HMS Kimberley  Royal Navy 1,690 Damaged at 32°18′N 24°43′E / 32.300°N 24.717°E / 32.300; 24.717 (HMS Kimberley (F50) (ship))
12 June 1942 U-77 HMS Grove  Royal Navy 1,050 Sunk at 32°05′N 25°30′E / 32.083°N 25.500°E / 32.083; 25.500 (HMS Grove (L77) (ship))
22 July 1942 U-77 Vassiliki  Greece 140 Sunk at 34°45′N 34°35′E / 34.750°N 34.583°E / 34.750; 34.583 (Vassiliki (ship))
24 July 1942 U-77 Toufic El Rahman  Syria 30 Sunk at 34°45′N 34°35′E / 34.750°N 34.583°E / 34.750; 34.583 (Toufic El Rahman (ship))
30 July 1942 U-77 Fany  Egypt 43 Sunk
1 August 1942 U-77 St. Simon  Egypt 100 Sunk at 32°32′N 34°30′E / 32.533°N 34.500°E / 32.533; 34.500 (St. Simon (ship))
6 August 1942 U-77 Adnan  Egypt 155 Damaged
6 August 1942 U-77 Ezzet  Egypt 158 Sunk
10 August 1942 U-77 Kharouf  Mandatory Palestine 158 Sunk at 33°33′N 35°10′E / 33.550°N 35.167°E / 33.550; 35.167 (Kharouf (ship))
16 August 1942 U-77 Daniel  Mandatory Palestine 100 Sunk at 32°32′N 34°30′E / 32.533°N 34.500°E / 32.533; 34.500 (Daniel (ship))

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e Busch and Röll 2003, p. 246.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 682.
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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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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