Sieder, Heinz

Date of birth:
June 28th, 1920 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
August 20th, 1944 (Bay of Biscay/West of Brest, France)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:

01-10-1938 Offiziersanwärter
01-07-1939 Seekadet
01-12-1939 Fähnrich zur See
01-08-1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
01-04-1941 Leutnant zur See
01-04-1943 Oberleutnant zur See

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See
Unit:
Slachtshiff Scharnhorst
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1942
Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See
Unit:
1 Wachoffizier U 440 / 1.Unterseebootsflottille "Weddigen"
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1942
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See
Unit:
1 Wachoffizier U 440 / 1.Unterseebootsflottille "Weddigen"
Awarded on:
January 29th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant sur Zee
Unit:
Kommandant U 984 / 5.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant sur Zee
Unit:
Kommandant U 984 / 9.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for a (relatively) very successful patrol in the English Channel at the end of June 1944, in which he torpedoed five enemy vessels. Of these, one was a British destroyer (HMS Goodson) and was sunk. Three other ships with 21550 GRT were also sunk, and a fourth (with 7240 GRT) was damaged.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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