Rixecker, Karl Jakob

Date of birth:
November 18th, 1906 (Merchweiler, Germany)
Date of death:
September 22nd, 1959 (Wetzlar, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1937
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Stabsobersteurmann (Petty Officer 2nd Class)
Unit:
Commander Räumboot R-23 in the 1. Räumbootsflottille
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
Action:
The following press article, dated 05.06.1940 and published in the “Nordischen Rundschau”, describes how Stabsobersteuermann Rixecker would receive the Knight’s Cross…

“Stabsobersteuermann Rixecker, commander of an R-Boat, succeeded in forcing a Norwegian submarine to surface following a depth charge attack near Bolaerne (in the Oslo Fjord). He then was able to enter the vessel and take its crew prisoner. Prior to this he had already managed to land the troops that had embarked on his vessel despite heavy enemy fire.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1940
Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boots-, Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1940
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes

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