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Egon-Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach
Born (1914-04-10)10 April 1914
Died 11 May 1979(1979-05-11) (aged 65)
Place of birth Cologne-Lindenthal
Place of death Kiel
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
 German Navy
Years of service 1934–1945, 1956–1972
Rank Korvettenkapitän (Wehrmacht)
Kapitän zur See (Bundeswehr)
Unit SMS Schleswig-Holstein
Commands held U-121
U-453
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Egon-Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach[a] (10 April 1914 – 11 May 1979) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and commander of U-121 and U-453. He is also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Egon-Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach is credited with the sinking of four ships for a total of 15,850 tons of Allied merchant shipping.

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Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  • a Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The female forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

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Citations
  1. Busch and Röll 2003, p. 397.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Busch and Röll 2003, p. 398.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 379.
Bibliography
  • Busch, Rainer and 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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