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Müller, Karl

Date of birth:
September 2nd, 1916 (Essen, Germany)
Date of death:
May 19th, 1989 (Celle, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Awarded on:
December 20th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1940
Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 6th, 1941
Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boots-, Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 1st, 1942
Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen ohne Brillianten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Commander Schnellboot S-52 in the 5. Schnellbootflottille
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1943
The following press article describes how Karl Müller won the Knight’s Cross…

“Kapitänleutnant Karl Müller has served in a Schnellboots-Flottille since May 1941, first as a Kommandant, later as a Rotten-and Gruppenführer. During this time the boats under his command sank 8 merchant ships, 1 tanker, 4 escort vessels, 1 destroyer and 1 other warship while also damaging a further escort vessel. In addition an armed special ship was assaulted and boarded.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 7th, 1944
German E-boats under the command of Captain Lieutenant Karl Müller intruded the British convoy routes on the southwest coast of England on 6 January. They sank from a heavily fortified convoy five ships of 12 500 GRT and a guard. Further ships were damaged by torpedo hits. The complete German task without damage returned to its base.
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