- Date of birth:
- December 4th, 1917 (Amdorf/Hannover, Germany)
- Date of death:
- October 21st, 1943 (Mediterranean near Toulon, France)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Dietrich Schöneboom was killed on October 21st, 1943 when his ship the U 431 was sunk by the Royal Air Force in the Mediterranean at 37°23´N / 00°35´O. By that time he had made 6 sails and had sunk five ships with a total of 6.680 BRT.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant zur See
- Kommandant "U 431"
- Awarded on:
- October 20th, 1943
Awarded for sinking 4 ships (with 265 GRT). In addition to this rather small total were his claims of at least 5 other ships sunk. These have not been substantiated by allied records but probably explain how he was able to receive the award.