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Mirbach, Freiherr von, Erich Werner Siegfried Götz

Date of birth:
September 12th, 1915 (Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
August 6th, 1968 (Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
April 1st, 1938: Leutnant zur See;
?: Oberleutnant zur See;
?: Kapitänleutnant;
September 1st, 1944: Korvettenkapitän.

Career:
1935: Entrance Kriegsmarine;
1939: Kommandant "S 18" / 1. Schnellbootsflottille;
1940; Kommandant "S 21" / 1. Schnellbootsflottille;
1941: Kommandant "S 29" / 1. Schnellbootsflottille;
?: Kommandant "S 48" / 4. Schnellbootsflottille;
April 1943 - May 1945: Chef 9. Schnellbootsflottille;
May 1945 - September 1945: British POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant "S 21", 1 .Schnellbootsflottille
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
December 16th, 1940
Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
December 21st, 1940
Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant "S 48" / 4. Schnellbootsflottille
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1943
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
April 28th, 1944
Action:
Mentioning:
"German fast attack crafts under the leadership of Korvettenkapitän Klug and Kapitänleutnant von Mirbach sank three ships for a total of 9100 GRT, another one of 200 GRT was torpedoed, its sinking is assumed, from a convoy, defended by destroyers and numerous smaller combat vessels, in the early morning hours of 28 April at the English southern coast. During the course of the hard fought battles a destroyer was torpedoed, its sinking could not be observed due to the defensive that had commenced, but is assumed with certainty. Our units returned to their stations without damage nor loss of personnel."
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 9. Schnellbootsflottille
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Details:
500th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 9. Schnellbootsflottille
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1944
Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillianten

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