- Date of birth:
- June 8th, 1912 (Lübeck/Lübeck, Germany)
- Date of death:
- April 29th, 1945 (Atlantic Ocean)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Werner Riecken was killed when his ship sunk on 29th April 1945 at 56.6 degrees North and 11.6 degrees East.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve (1st Lieutenant at Sea of Reserves)
- Kommandant "U 1017" / 11.Unterseebootsflottille
- Awarded on:
- March 22nd, 1945
- - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- 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