Weber, Horst Benno Fridigern

Date of birth:
August 8th, 1919 (Münster, Germany)
Date of death:
January 8th, 2007 (Bad Neuenahr, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See (1st Lieutenant at Sea)
Awarded on:
November 4th, 1942
Medaglia de bronzo al Valore
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See (1st Lieutenant at Sea)
Unit:
Kommandant Schnellboot "S 55" / 3.Schnellbootsflottille
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant Schnellboot "S 55" / 3.Schnellbootsflottille
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for the numerous successes of his S-Boat in multiple theatres of war, listed as follows...

- Capturing a Norwegian supply ship of 1000 GRT with S-19.
- Sinking a merchantman of 3000 GRT (22.09.1940)
- Sinking the British destroyer "Hasty" (15.06.1942)
- Capturing three British landing craft with 115 prisoners near Sidi el Barani (20.06.1942)
- Sinking a merchantman of 15000 GRT (13.08.1942)
- Sinking a Soviet submarine (S-3), destroyer, torpedo boat, and two small ships all in the opening days of Barbarossa.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1943
Ärmelband Afrika
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
May 11th, 1944
Red Zeljeni Trolist Third Class Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1940
Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht

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