Eick, Alfred

Date of birth:
March 9th, 1916 (Essen/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
April 12th, 2015 (Bielefeld, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

During four operational sails (354 days at sea), Alfred Eick sunk a total of eleven ships with a combined tonnage of 70.893BRT. He finally reached the rank of Kapitänleutnant.

Carrer:
1937: In service Kriegsmarine;
?: Wachoffizier "U 176";
May 22nd, 1943 - May 8th, 1945: Kommandant "U 510";
May 12th, 1945 - July 26th, 1947: POW France.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1940
Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 19th, 1943
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 29th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant "U 510" / 10. Unterseebootflottille
Awarded on:
March 16th, 1944
Action:
Received for the attack on a Tanker escort in the Gulf of Aden near the Arabien coast.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant "U 510" / 10. Unterseebootflottille
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1944
Action:
Oberleutnant zur See Eick was by radio awarded the Ritterkreuz on 31st March 1944 for during "Handelskriegsführung" in the South Atlantic and specially in the Gulf of Aden and in the Arabian Sea achieved successes under heavy climatic situation.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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