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Wilhelm Franken
Born (1914-01-17)17 January 1914
Died 9 February 2008(2008-02-09) (aged 94)
Place of birth Hagen
Place of death Flintbek
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
 German Navy
Years of service 1935–1945, 1956–1972
Rank Kapitänleutnant (Ing.)
Kapitän zur See
Unit cruiser Karlsruhe
cruiser Leipzig
U-17, U-69, U-514, U-673
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hellmut Rohweder (17 January 1914 – 9 February 2008) was a German chief engineer (German language: Leitender Ingenieur abbreviated LI) on a U-boat in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Rohweder served on U-17 under the command of Heinz von Reiche and Udo Behrends, on U-69 under Jost Metzler, on U-514 under Hans-Jürgen Auffermann, and on U-673 under Ernst-August Gerke.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Busch and Röll 2003, p. 395.
  2. Busch and Röll 2003, p. 396.
  3. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 383.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 363.
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.
  • 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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