Wunderlich, Friedrich

Date of birth:
August 13th, 1891 (Bückeburg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 27th, 1977 (Munich, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän z.V.
Unit:
Flottillenchef der 22. Unterseebootsjagdflottille
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 27th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 29th, 1940
Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boots-, Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän z.V. (Lieutenant-Commander)
Unit:
14.U-Jagdflottille
Awarded on:
December 3rd, 1943
Action:
Awarded the Knight's Cross for the following actions, as reported in the German press...

"Lieutenant commander Friedrich Wunderlich has proved his worth as captain of a submarine hunter and later as commander of a submarine hunter flotilla. During his first command he sunk an enemy submarine and heavily damaged two more. In heavy combat with english Bombers he also shot down a bomber with a 2cm cannon and machine guns. Over the course of his second command the submarine hunter flotilla under his leadership was able to shoot down 12 aircraft and sink one destroyer escort, four torpedo boats, and an artillery boat. It also swept 60 mines."
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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