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Mützelburg, Rolf

Date of birth:
June 23rd, 1913 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
September 11th, 1942 (North Atlantic Ocean)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1941
The submarines under the command of Captain Lieutenant Mützelburg, Captain Lieutenant Bauer and First Lieutenant at Sea Schüler have particularly distinguished themselves in the Battle of the Atlantic.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, U 203, 1. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Awarded for sinking 12 ships (with 39744 GRT) and damaging a further ship (with 8293 GRT) over the course of 4 war patrols.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1942
In the success of German submarines off the U.S. coast, the submarine under the leadership of Captain Lieutenant Mützelburg distinguished itself from the rest.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, U 203, 1. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for sinking an additional 10 ships (with 47558 GRT) and damaging a further 3 (with 17052 GRT).
104th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1942
Captain Lieutenant Rolf Mützelburg, U-boat commander, recipient of the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, lost his life on patrol. The U-boat arm has lost an outstanding commander and a successful fighter. The boat continues her patrol under the command of the senior watch officer.
Wehrmachtbericht
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre

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