Schaar, Paul-Heinrich Gerhard

Date of birth:
March 5th, 1919 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
January 24th, 1983 (Maseru,Lesotho)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1940
Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1940
Narvikschild in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant des U-Bootes "U 957"/11. Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant
Unit:
Kommandant U-957
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1944
Action:
Awarded for the sinking of 4 ships (with 8168 GRT), including 2 warships, as well as leading an operation against the Russian island of Sterligova (located in the Kara sea) in September 1944. With two other U-Boats under his command a party was landed on the island, which succeeded in destroying a wireless station and taking four prisoners.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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