Poel, Gustav Artur Eduard Johann

Date of birth:
August 2nd, 1917 (Hamburg, Germany)
Date of death:
January 16th, 2009 (Hamburg/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Bronze mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
November 8th, 1939
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1941
Croce Al Valore di Guerra
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant "U 413"
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant "U 413" / 1.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutenant zur See (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant "U 413" / 1.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
March 21st, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutenant zur See (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Stab des Kommandierende Admiral der U-Boote
Awarded on:
April 27th, 1945
U-Boots-Frontspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 27th, 1945
U-Boots-Frontspange in Silber

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - 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
    - Ritterkreuz Archiv II/2009, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, Juni 2009, ISSN 1866-4709
    - Deutsche Marinesoldaten
    - Axis History Forum

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