Olschewski, Georg

Date of birth:
June 2nd, 1911 (Horstmar/Steinfurt, Germany)
Date of death:
September 29th, 1996 (Immenstadt/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Ing.) zur See (Sub-Lieutenant)
Unit:
Leitender Ingenieur U-66
Awarded on:
February 13th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (ing.) zur See
Unit:
Leitender Ingenieur U-66
Awarded on:
June 1st, 1942
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (ing.) zur See
Unit:
Leitender Ingenieur U-66
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (ing.) zur See
Unit:
Leitender Ingenieur "U 66"
Awarded on:
April 23rd, 1944
Action:
Here follows an abbreviated Knight’s Cross recommendation for Oberleutnant (Ing.) Olschewski…

“Olschewski has served as the Leitender Ingenieur of U 66 in an uninterrupted period since November 1941, under the leadership of its commanders Zapp and Markworth (both Knight’s Cross Holders) and his superior Seeoberleutnant Seehausen. He so far participated in 7 war patrols comprising 520 days at sea, during which the U-Boat sunk over 209000 GRT of shipping.

Oleschewski is an outstandingly proficient Ing. Offizier, whose steady nerves and battle readiness are nothing short of exemplary. He is an excellent U-Boat-IG with a firm grasp of his ship’s mechanics, something he has proved in many critical situations through his fearless calm, understanding and swift action. Through this he contributed decisively in preserving his submarine in tense situations resulting from heavy damage or personnel losses. That most of the outstanding successes of the submarine could be conducted through underwater attacks no less demonstrates how he has decisively contributed to its total of ships sunk.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1967

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - 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
    - Deutsche Marinesoldaten

Photo