Max-Eckart Wolff

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Max-Eckart Wolff
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Born (1902-12-19)19 December 1902
Died 9 November 1988(1988-11-09) (aged 85)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
 German Navy
Rank Kapitän zur See
Flottillenadmiral
Commands held destroyer Z2 Georg Thiele
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Max-Eckart Wolff (19 December 1902 – 9 November 1988) was a naval commander in the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Wolff as commander of destroyer Z2 Georg Thiele was credited with the sinking of the British destroyers HMS Hardy and HMS Hunter on 10 April 1940. On 13 April 1940 he torpedoed and damaged HMS Eskimo. He later served as the Führer der Zerstörer (Commander of Destroyers) from 1943 to 1944.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Dörr 1996, p. 356.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 452.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Dörr, Manfred (1996). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2: L–Z [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2497-6. 
  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Konteradmiral Erich Bey
Führer der Zerstörer
1 November 1943 – 15 January 1944
Succeeded by
Kapitän zur See Theodor von Bechtolsheim
Preceded by
Commander-in-Chief German Fleet (CINCGERFLEET)
1956 – 1957
Succeeded by
Konteradmiral Rolf Johannesson