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Carl-August Landfermann
Born (1914-07-14)14 July 1914
Died 18 November 2003(2003-11-18) (age 16)
Place of birth Dortmund
Place of death Hagen
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch War Ensign of Germany (1938–1945).svg Kriegsmarine
Rank Kapitänleutnant
Unit Schlesien
cruiser Köln
U-146, U-38, U-181
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dr.-Ing. Carl-August Landfermann[Note 1] (14 July 1914 in Dortmund – 18 November 2003 in Hagen) was a German chief engineer on a U-boat in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language:Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Landfermann was stattioned on U-181 under the command of Wolfgang Lüth when U-181 made the second longest patrol in U-boat history. When U-181 returned from this patrol Landfermann received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 27 October 1943 from Großadmiral Karl Dönitz, after Lüth had recommended him for the second time.[1][unreliable source?]

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  1. In German a Doctorate in engineering is abbreviated as Dr.-Ing. (Doctor-Ingenieur).

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Citations
  1. Kurowski 1995, p. 131.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Busch and Röll 2003, p. 393.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Busch and Röll 2003, p. 394.
  4. Scherzer 2007, p. 490.
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 3-8132-0515-0.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knight's Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-88740-748-X.
  • 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.
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