Mengersen, Ernst

Date of birth:
June 30th, 1912 (Bremke/Province of Hanover, Germany)
Date of death:
November 6th, 1995 (Dortmund/North Rhine-Westphalia, 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:
April 1st, 1937
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant U-18 / U-Ausbildungsflottille
Awarded on:
January 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant U-18 / U-Ausbildungsflottille
Awarded on:
February 25th, 1940
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutenant (Luitenant ter Zee 2e Klasse)
Unit:
Kommandant U-143 / 1. U-Boots-Flottille
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1940
Spanienkreuz, Bronze mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant U-101 / 7. U-Boots-Flottille
Awarded on:
December 3rd, 1940
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutenant (Luitenant ter Zee 2e Klasse)
Unit:
Kommandant U-101 / 7. U-Boots-Flottille
Awarded on:
December 10th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutenant (Luitenant ter Zee 2e Klasse)
Unit:
Kommandant U-101
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1941
Action:
Awarded for sinking 10 ships (with 44968 GRT) and damaging 1 ship (with 4958 GRT). Included among the sunk ships was the British destroyer HMS Broadwater.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flottillenchef 20. U-Boots-Flottille
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1944
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Unit:
Flottillenchef 20. U-Boots-Flottille
Awarded on:
January 31st, 1945
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse mit Schwertern

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - DIXON, JEREMY, The U-boat Commanders, Naval Institute Press, 2019.
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Busch, R., Röll, H-J., Der U-Boot-Krieg – Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Boot-Waffe von September 1939 bis Mai 1945, Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn GmbH, Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn, Deutschland, 2003
    - Kurowski, F., Knight’s Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, 1995
    - The U-boat War 1939-1945

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