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Heinz Krey
Born (1921-12-31)31 December 1921
Died 23 May 1943(1943-05-23) (aged 21)
Place of birth Wiesbaden
Place of death in the North Atlantic
Buried at 51°40′N 29°49′W / 51.667°N 29.817°W / 51.667; -29.817
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1939–1943
Rank Leutnant (Ing.)
Unit Schleswig-Holstein
mine sweeper M-84
U-567, U-703, U-752
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (posthumously)

Heinz Krey (31 December 1921 in Wiesbaden – 23 May 1943 in the North Atlantic) was a German chief engineer on a U-boat in World War II and a posthumous 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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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Busch and Röll 2003, p. 384.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 274.
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 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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