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Mangold, Ernst ('U-739')

Date of birth:
November 15th, 1917 (Bodenwerder, Hamelin)
Date of death:
October 16th, 1966 (Bremerhaven, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Entry X/1935
Crew XII/39

Promotions:
1 Oct 1940 Fähnrich zur See
1 Apr 1942 Leutnant zur See
1 Dec 1943 Oberleutnant zur See

Career:
00.12.1941-00.01.1943: 2. WO, U 553
06.03.1943-25.02.1945: Kdt, U 739 : 7 patrols (191 days)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant, U-Boot, "U 739", 13. Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Unit:
2. WO, U-553
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fähnrich (Midshipsman)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1940
Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Awarded on:
April 2nd, 1942
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kdt, U-739
Awarded on:
June 1944
U-Boots-Frontspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kdt, U-739
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1945
U-Boots-Frontspange in Silber

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - Dörr M., Einer von Dreiunddreissig, Internationales Militaria Magazine Nr 124, september-oktober 2006, Heinz Nickel Buchbetrieb, Zweibrücken
    - Ehrentafel der Deutschen Kriegsmarine dd 18-11-1944

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