Klaus Feldt

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Klaus Feldt
Born (1912-04-14)14 April 1912
Kiel
Died 7 September 2010(2010-09-07) (aged 98)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Korvettenkapitän
Commands held 2. Schnellbootflottille
Battles/wars Spanish Civil War
World War II
Awards Spanish Cross with Swords in Bronze
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Gustav Waldemar Klaus Feldt (14 April 1912 – 7 September 2010[1]) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He is also a recipient of the coveted Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He is credited with the destruction of HMS Exmoor on 25 February 1941 as commander of Schnellboot "S30". He was born in Kiel.

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  1. ^ http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=108174&sid=486891d207dd3f479d46c85acb26836e&start=105
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Dörr 1995, p. 158.
  3. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 162.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 178, 490.
  5. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 304.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1: A–K [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2453-2. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, 1. September 1939 bis 31. Dezember 1941 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 1, 1 September 1939 to 31 December 1941] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Korvettenkapitän Rudolf Petersen
Commander of 2. Schnellbootflottille
20 October 1941 – February 1944
Succeeded by
Korvettenkapitän Hermann Opdenhoff