Rosenbaum, Ewald Hugo Helmut

Date of birth:
May 11th, 1913 (Döbeln, Germany)
Date of death:
May 10th, 1944 (Konstanza, Rumania)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Helmut Rosenbaum died during an airraid at Konstanza, Romania on 10th May 1944 as Chef of the 30.U-Bootsflotille. He was posthumously promoted to Korvettenkapitän.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutenant zur See
Awarded on:
March 4th, 1941
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant
Unit:
Kommandant U-73
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for sinking 9 ships (with 57863 GRT), a total which included the British aircraft carrier HMS Eagle.

Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1944
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Medaglia d'argento al Valore Militare
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1936
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:
April 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 4th, 1941
Action:
The submarines under the command of Captain Lieutenant Rosenbaum and Lieutenant at sea Endraß have particularly distinguished themselves in recent successes against British merchant shipping in the North Atlantic.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1942
Action:
As announced by special bulletin a German submarine under the command of Captain Lieutenant Rosenbaum sank the British aircraft carrier "EAGLE" from amongst a heavily secured convoy with four torpedo hits on 11 August in the western Mediterranean.
Wehrmachtbericht

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