Dietrich Schöneboom

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Dietrich Schöneboom
Born (1917-12-09)9 December 1917
Amdorf, district of Leer
Died 23 October 1943(1943-10-23) (aged 25)
Mediterranean Sea near Algiers
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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1937–43
Rank Kapitänleutnant
Unit SSS Horst Wessel
Schlesien
U-205
Commands held U-58
U-431
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dietrich Schöneboom (9 December 1917 – 23 October 1943[Note 1]) was a German U-boat commander in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Summary of career

Ships attacked

During his command of U-431 Schöneboom sank 4 merchant ships for 265 GRT and damaged one further ships so severely that it was a total loss of 6,415 GRT.

Date Name Nationality Tonnage
(GRT)
Fate[4]
23 January 1943 Alexandria  Egypt 100 Sunk
25 January 1943 Mouyassar  Syria 47 Sunk
25 January 1943 Omar el Kattab  Syria 38 Sunk
26 January 1943 Hassan  Syria 80 Sunk
26 March 1943 City of Perth  United Kingdom 6,415 Total loss

Awards

Notes

  1. Sources are inconclusive with respect to date of death. Some sources indicate that Schöneboom was killed on 23 October 1943 (Fellgiebel and Range) while Kurowski lists him as killed in action on 30 October 1943.[1][2][3]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 386.
  2. Kurowski 1995, p. 233.
  3. Range 1974, p. 156.
  4. Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit by U-431". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 7 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Busch & Röll 2003, p. 389.

Bibliography

  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (2003). Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939–1945 — Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Boot-Waffe von September 1939 bis Mai 1945 (in German). Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn Germany: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn. ISBN 978-3-8132-0515-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knight's Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-88740-748-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87943-355-1. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "Dietrich Schöneboom". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 13 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "Dietrich Schöneboom". Lexikon der Wehrmacht. Retrieved 13 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>