Rudolf Mühlbauer

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Rudolf Mühlbauer
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Born (1919-03-23)23 March 1919
Königsbruck
Died 26 March 2000(2000-03-26) (aged 81)
Laussnitz
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1939–45
Rank Oberbootsmann
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rudolf Mühlbauer (23 March 1919 – 26 March 2000) was a Maat in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Mühlbauer was born in Königsbruck. He served as a lookout on U-123 on numerous war patrols under the command of Kapitänleutnant Karl-Heinz Moehle, Kapitänleutnant Reinhard Hardegen and Oberleutnant zur See Horst von Schroeter.[1]

The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded by Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg on 10 December 1944 in Kiel.[2] In July 1945 Mühlbauer participated in Operation Deadlight, the sinking of various German submarines by the British.[1]

Mühlbauer died, aged 81, in Laussnitz.

Awards

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kurowski 1995, p. 175.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Busch & Röll 2003, p. 490.
  3. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 317.
  4. Scherzer 2007, p. 553.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 316.

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. uboat.net "Rudolf Mühlbauer" Check |url= value (help). German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 25 December 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>