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, German 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
Action:
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
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1942
Action:
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
Details:
104th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1942
Action:
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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