Cordes, Ernst

Date of birth:
June 26th, 1913 (Hagen/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
April 7th, 1945 (English Channel)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Ernst Cordes was killed on April 7th, 1945, when his ship was sunk by H.M.S. Watchman at 50.33N / 00.57W.

Promotions:
September 1st, 1943: Kapitänleutnant.

Career:
1934: Reichsmarine;
?: Wachoffizier "U 123";
?: Kommandantenschuler "U 103";
August 25th, 1941 - July 15th, 1942: Kommandant "U 560";
March 13th, 1943 - October 31st, 1944: Kommandant "U 763";
November 1st, 1944 - April 7th, 1945: Kommandant "U 1195".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 29th, 1940
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, "U 763", 3. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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