Jacob, Claus Gustav Friedrich Louis

Date of birth:
June 30th, 1895 (Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Claus Jacob served on board the battleship "Schleswig-Holstein" during the First World War and took with that ship part in the Battle of Jutland in December 1916.
Besides the Iron Cross 2nd Class, Claus Jacob received the Hamburger Hanseatenkreuz on 28th June 1917 for merit during the First World War.

From 1939 until June 1940 he served as Kommandeur of Minensucher "M 1802" within the 1.S-Minensucherflottile then serving in the West. The ship, a former fishing trawler, was destroyed when it struck a mine on 19th June 1940. After he recovered from his injuries he served with several Navy Staffs. Between February 1941 and September 1944 he served as Stabchef 4.Sicherungs-Division in the French coastal waters (Lorient and La Rochelle). The unit was disbanded in September 1944. Jacob then served with Stab Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine in die Niederlande until March 1945. Then he became the Kommandeur "Texel" in the Netherlands. Here he was involved in supressing the 5th April 1945 uprising of the Georgian Legion on Texel.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Prokurist in Ruhla
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1935
Details:
Nr. 112/62 A/35.
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant der Reserve (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
February 19th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 23rd December 1916 fo action on board the battleship "Schleswig-Holstein" during the Battle of Jutland.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant der Reserve (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur "M 1802" / 18. Minensuchflottille
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Action:
For a single wound inflicted on 19th June 1940.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant der Reserve (Lieutenant)
Unit:
18. Minensuchflottille
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant der Reserve (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1940
Details:
Besides the awarding document dated 15th December 1940 from Nord, Claus Jacob also received a document dated November 1940 from West.
Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boots-, Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän der Reserve (Lieutenant-Commander of Reserves)
Unit:
4. Sicherungs-Division
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1942
Croce Al Valore di Guerra
Details:
Nr. 1808.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän der Reserve (Lieutenant-Commander of Reserves)
Unit:
Erster Admiralstabsoffizier 4.Sicherungs-Division
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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