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GEORG LASSEN (184-1986)
U-Boat Skipper, Eichenlaubträger
LASSEN with Oak Leaf Returning from patrol
|Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Knights Cross with Oak Leaf
Born 12 May 1915 in Berlin, LASSEN was in Class
1935 and was Watch Officer aboard U-29 when war broke out.
He commissioned U-160 and commanded that boat over many successful
Feindfahrten (war patrols ). He arrived off the U.S. east coast shortly
after Paukenschlag had finished, but there were still plenty of targets, thanks
to the bumbling of Admiral King. U-160 sank five ships in
U.S. waters on that patrol.
|Proudly wearing his new Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub||Relaxing at home at age 96; photo taken in 2011|
During four Feindfahrten, he sank 26 ships
totaling more than 156,000 tons; was one of only 145 U-Bootfahrer to be
decorated with the Knights Cross and one of only 28 WW II Skippers to be
decorated with the Oak Leaf.
With the rank of Kapitän zur See, LASSEN was ordered off the water to Pillau where he spent two years training upcoming U-Boat Skippers.
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