Klug, Bernd-Georg

Date of birth:
December 12th, 1914 (Wuppertal-Barmen/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
June 15th, 1975 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1937
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
August 7th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
August 7th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
December 16th, 1940
Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, "S 28", 1. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1941
Action:
The following press release, dated 14.03.1941, describes how Bernd Klug would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross…

“Kapitänleutnant Klug has as commander of an S-Boat achieved notable success against strongly defended enemy convoys, some of which were quite close to the English coast. In this capacity he has sunk a destroyer as well as 7 armed enemy merchant vessels with a total of 46500 GRT, and also damaged a few more ships. In the attack he has always led his ship with courage and full readiness for combat.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
5. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1941
Vapaudenristin 4.luokka (VR 4)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Unit:
Chef, 5. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1944
Action:
The following press article, dated 05.01.1944, describes how Klug would receive the Oakleaves to his Knight’s Cross…

“Korvettenkapitän Klug, whose daring is well-known, sunk a total of 9 freighters with 48000 GRT and a destroyer as an S-Boat captain. After being awarded the Knight’s Cross on the 12.03.1941, he became a flotilla commander. In this capacity, while personally making 56 sorties, his ships have sunk 16 freighters with 36400 GRT, 3 destroyers, 4 patrol vessels and 2 other warships. His command boat was responsible for a large share of these clearly successful results.”
Details:
361st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Unit:
Chef, 5. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1944
Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillianten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Awarded on:
April 28th, 1944
Action:
Mentioning:
"German Schnellbootgruppen under the leadership of Korvettenkapitän Klug and Kapitänleutnant von Mirbach sank three ships for a total of 9100 GRT, another one of 200 GRT was torpedoed, its sinking is assumed, from a convoy, defended by destroyers and numerous smaller combat vessels, in the early morning hours of 28 April at the English southern coast. During the course of the hard fought battles a destroyer was torpedoed, its sinking could not be observed due to the defensive that had commenced, but is assumed with certainty. Our units returned to their stations without damage nor loss of personnel."
Wehrmachtbericht

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