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Haag, Heinz

Date of birth:
December 19th, 1918 (Stuttgart/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
April 5th, 1994 (Rheinbach/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Finally reached the rank of Kapitänleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1942
Medaglia de bronzo al Valore
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1943
Medaglia de bronzo al Valore
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See (1st Lieutenant at Sea)
Unit:
Kommandant Schnellboot "S 31" / 3.Schnellbootsflottille
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant Schnellboot "S 60" / 3.Schnellbootsflottille
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1944
Awarded for the achievements that he racked up over the course of four years of active service in the Mediterranean, English Channel and Baltic Sea. He particularly distinguished himself on the night of the 26./27.06.1941, in which his S-Boat and another were able to score a hit on the Soviet destroyer “Storozevoj” (part of a much larger Soviet naval formation) in the Irben Straits. By the time of receiving the Knight’s Cross he had participated in over 100 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher collection
  • - DÖRR, MANFRED, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehmacht 1939–1945, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück, 1995.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X

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