Schepke, Gustav Wilhelm Joachim

Date of birth:
March 8th, 1912 (Flensburg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 17th, 1941 (At the coast of Ireland)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant (Captain-lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant von U 3 / 1.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
February 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän
Unit:
Kommandant U 68 / 1.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
February 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 29th, 1940
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1940
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant
Unit:
Kommandant U 100 / 7.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1940
Awarded for sinking 24 ships with 94215 GRT and damaging one more with 5498 GRT. This was done over the course of 10 patrols on 3 different U-Boats.
32nd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1940
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1940
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutenant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant U 100 / 7.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1940
Awarded after sinking 14 more ships (with 66482 GRT) and damaging a further 2 (with 9613 GRT) over the course of 4 war patrols. Of these, 7 ships of convoy SC 11 were sunk within a mere 13 hours on 23.11.1940.
7th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1940
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht

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