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Heinz Trautwein
Born (1907-12-21)21 December 1907
Died 1 November 1944(1944-11-01) (aged 36)
Place of birth Rixdorf
Place of death Off the Dalmatian Coast in the North Adriatic
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1939–1944
Rank Oberleutnant zur See der Reserves
Unit Lützow
Commands held U-Jäger 202
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinz Trautwein (21 December 1907 – 1 November 1944) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant zur See der Reserves in the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Trautwein was killed in action on 1 November 1944 when his submarine chaser (U-Jäger) UJ-202 was attacked and destroyed by HMS Avon Vale and HMS Wheatland.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 345.
Bibliography
  • Dörr, Manfred (1996) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2:L–Z. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2497-2.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Navy]. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87943-355-1. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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