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Gerhard Schaar
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Born (1919-03-05)5 March 1919
Died 24 January 1983(1983-01-24) (aged 63)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Maseru, Lesotho
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1937–1945
Rank Kapitänleutnant
Unit SSS Albert Leo Schlageter
cruiser Emden
destroyer Z12 Erich Giese
U-704
Commands held U-957, U-2551
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerhard Schaar (5 March 1919 – 24 January 1983) 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.

Summary of career[edit | edit source]

Ships attacked[edit | edit source]

Gerhard Schaar as commander of U-957 sank two merchant ships totalling 7,564 gross register tons (GRT) plus sinking two warships of 604 metric tons (594 long tons; 666 short tons).

Date Ship[1] Nationality Tonnage Fate
26 January 1944 Fort Bellingham  United Kingdom 7,153 Sunk
USS PTC-38  USA 54 Sunk
26 August 1944 Nord  USSR 411 Sunk
23 September 1944 Brilliant  USSR 550 Sunk

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Citations
  1. "Ships hit by U-957 - U-boat Successes - German U-boats - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. http://www.uboat.net/boats/successes/u957.html. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Busch and Röll 2003, p. 480.
  3. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 397.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 372.
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.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-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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