Reche, Reinhart

Date of birth:
December 13th, 1915 (Kreuzburg/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 3rd, 1993 (Bad Godesberg/Noordrijn-Westfalen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Reinhart Reche sank in 6 operational sails (145 days at sea), a total of 10 ships with a combined tonnage of 54.420 BRT.
For his postwar service he also received the Bundesverdienstkreuz.

Career:
1934: Reichsmarine;
?: I.Wachoffizier "U 751";
November 29th, 1941 - June 6th, 1943: Kommandant "U 255";
May 1945 - May 31st, 1946: POW;
1956 - 1974: Bundeswehr.

Promotions:
October 1st, 1941 Kapitänleutnant;
?: Kapitän zur See (Bundeswehr).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1941
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, "U 255", 11. Ubootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for sinking 10 ships (with 54420 GRT) as commander of U-255.

Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 2nd, 1944
U-Boots-Frontspange in Bronze
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1973

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