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Herbert Panknin
Born (1913-12-27)27 December 1913
Died 15 March 2001(2001-03-15) (age 18)
Place of birth Neustettin
Place of death Langen-Sievern
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Flag of Germany.png West Germany
Service/branch War Ensign of Germany (1938–1945).svg Kriegsmarine
Naval Ensign of Germany.svg German Navy
Years of service 1934–1945, 1958–1972
Rank Kapitänleutnant
Kapitän zur See
Unit U-57
U-106
U-861
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Herbert Panknin (27 December 1913 in Neustettin – 15 March 2001 in Langen-Sievern) was a German chief engineer (Leitender Ingenieur abbreviated LI) on a U-boat 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.

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Citations
  1. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 343.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 582.
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. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • 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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