Neitzel, Karl

Date of birth:
January 30th, 1901 (Kolberg, Germany)
Date of death:
November 13th, 1966 (Kiel, 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:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 10th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Unit:
Commander U-510
Awarded on:
March 27th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for sinking 5 ships (with 28496 GRT) and damaging a further 7 ships (with 49587 GRT) as commander of U-510. 8 of these vessels were hit during a deadly attack against convoy BT-6 over the course of just 3 hours on 09.03.1943. It was primarily this action which formed the basis for his award of the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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