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Dietrich Schöneboom
Born (1917-12-09)9 December 1917
Died 23 October 1943(1943-10-23) (age 76)
Place of birth Amdorf, district of Leer
Place of death Mediterranean Sea near Algiers
Buried at (37°23′N 00°35′W / 37.383°N 0.583°W / 37.383; -0.583 (U-431 (U-boat)))
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch War Ensign of Germany (1938–1945).svg Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1937–1943
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 language:Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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NotesEdit

  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]

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Fellgiebel 2000, p. 386.
  2. Kurowski 1995, p. 233.
  3. Range 1974, p. 156.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 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 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.
  • 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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