Wulff, Erich

Date of birth:
May 17th, 1914
Date of death:
January 12th, 1979
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1937
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 28th, 1940
Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boots-, Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, "VP 266", 18. Vorpostenflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant, 18. Vorpostenflotille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his performance as a German Vorpostenboot captain. By the time Wulff had received the Knight's Cross he had served for 5 years at sea. He and his crew had defeated multiple British torpedo boat attacks and shot down two aircraft.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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