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Hans Lehmann

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Years of service  1938–45
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Name  Hans Lehmann
Born  24 September 1915 Brunsbuttelkoog, Schleswig Holstein (1915-09-24)
Died  25 November 1981(1981-11-25) (aged 66) Maschen near Hamburg
Rank  Oberleutnant zur See of the Reserves
Unit  Panzerschiff Admiral Hipper U-359, U-454

Hans Lehmann (24 September 1915 – 25 November 1981) was a German U-boat commander in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, the last U-boat commander so honored. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Cross (1940)
  • 1st Class (27 May 1942)
  • Minesweeper War Badge (1940)
  • High Seas Fleet Badge (17 June 1942)
  • U-boat War Badge (1939) (27 May 1943)
  • German Cross in Gold on 28 December 1944 as Oberleutnant zur See of the Reserves on U-997 in the 5th U-boat Flotilla
  • U-boat Front Clasp in Silver (March 1945)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 8 May 1945 as Oberleutnant zur See and commander of U-997
  • References

    Hans Lehmann Wikipedia


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