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Eick, Alfred

Date of birth:
March 9th, 1916 (Essen/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
April 12th, 2015 (Bielefeld, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third 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
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
Awarded for sinking 8 ships (with 59806 GRT) and damaging 1 other (with 3702 GRT) as commander of U-510.

Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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