Gerhard Schaar

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Gerhard Schaar
File:Gerhard Schaar.jpg
Born (1919-03-05)5 March 1919
Berlin
Died 24 January 1983(1983-01-24) (aged 63)
Maseru, Lesotho
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1937–45
Rank Kapitänleutnant
Unit SSS Albert Leo Schlageter
cruiser Emden
destroyer Z12 Erich Giese
U-704
Commands held U-957, U-2551
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work German Ambassador to Lesotho

Gerhard Schaar (5 March 1919 – 24 January 1983) 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

Gerhard Schaar as commander of U-957 sank two merchant ships totalling 7,564 gross register tons (GRT) plus sinking two warships of 604 metric tons (594 long tons; 666 short tons).

Date Ship[1] Nationality Tonnage Fate
26 January 1944 Fort Bellingham  United Kingdom 7,153 Sunk
USS PTC-38  United States Navy 54 Sunk
26 August 1944 Nord  Soviet Navy 411 Sunk
23 September 1944 Brilliant  Soviet Navy 550 Sunk

Awards

References

Citations

  1. "Ships hit by U-957 - U-boat Successes - German U-boats - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 2009-08-28.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Busch & Röll 2003, p. 480.
  3. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 397.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 372.
  5. Scherzer 2007, p. 653.

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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "Gerhard Schaar". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 30 September 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "Gerhard Schaar". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 30 September 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>