Lechtenbörger, Dipl.Ing., Willi

Date of birth:
February 2nd, 1914 (Bottrop/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 27th, 1943 (Sargasso Sea, Atlantic Ocean)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Ing.) der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Leitender Ingenieur, "U 201", 1. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Ing.) der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Leitender Ingenieur, "U 847", 12. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1943
Action:
The following press notice (dated 1943) describes how Lechtenbörger would be justified for the award of the Knight’s Cross…

“On account of his dedication, bravery and his outstanding expertise, he was able to regularly resolve all damages caused by enemy action and keep the boat in a constant state of battle-readiness.”
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1940
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse

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