Ewerth, Klaus

    Date of birth:
    March 28th, 1907 (Angerburg/East Prussia, Germany)
    Date of death:
    December 20th, 1943 (Madeira, Atlantic Ocean)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Klaus Ewerth was killed on December 20th, 1943, West of Madeira at 32.54N / 37.01W when the "U 850" was sunk by planes of the U.S.S. Bogue. At that moment he had sunk four ships with a total tonnage of 21.699BRT in four operational sails (107 days at sea).

    Promotions:
    September 1st, 1943: Fregattenkapitän;
    ?: Kapitän zur See (posthumously).

    Career:
    1925: Reichsmarine;
    June 29th, 1935 - September 30th, 1936: Kommandant "U 1";
    November 3rd, 1936 - December 5th, 1936: Kommandant "U 35";
    December 16th, 1936 - October 31st, 1938: Kommandant "U 36";
    August 1939 - January 3rd, 1940: Kommandant "U 26";
    April 17th, 1943 - December 20th, 1943: Kommandant "U 850".

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 6th, 1939
    Spanienkreuz, Silber mit Schwertern
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    December 6th, 1939
    U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)

    Sources

    • - Gerhard Brand