Zymalkowski, Felix

Date of birth:
August 13th, 1913 (Berlin-Grunau/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
August 17th, 2004 (Bonn/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän
Unit:
Flottillenchef 8.Schnellbootsflottille
Awarded on:
December 27th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän
Unit:
Chef 8.Schnellbootsflotille
Awarded on:
April 10th, 1945
Action:
Was awarded the Knight's Cross for his successful leadership of the 8. Schnellbootsflottille. With his boats he sunk 11 ships (with 35000 GRT), a destroyer and 5 security vessels as well as 4 aircraft. By the time of his award he had participated in 139 missions.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1937
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1938
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 22nd, 1941
Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1941
Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1942
Vapaudenristin 4.luokka (VR 4)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Gordon Williamson
  • Photo: Gordon Williamson
  • - DÖRR, MANFRED, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehmacht 1939–1945, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück, 1996.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - 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

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