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Karl Jäckel
Born (1913-12-20)20 December 1913
Died 7 December 1984(1984-12-07) (age 35)
Place of birth Gladbeck, Westphalia
Place of death Neubrandenburg
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch War Ensign of Germany (1938–1945).svg Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1937–1945
Rank Oberleutnant (Ing)
Unit U-29, U-160, U-907
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Karl Jäckel (20 December 1913, Gladbeck, Westphalia – 7 December 1984, Neubrandenburg) was a German U-boat coxswain 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.

AwardsEdit

FootnotesEdit

  • a Walther-Peer Fellgiebel, author of Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945, lists him as a recipient with a presentation date of 9 May 1945. Fellgiebel also indicates that Jäckel's paybook states a presentation date of 1 June 1945, after the Dönitz-decree prohibited the awarding of the Knight's Cross. Thus making him a de facto but not de jure recipient.[4] Franz Kurowski, author of Knight's Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service, and Clemens Range, author of Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine, list him with a presentation date of 28 May 1945.[5][6] Authors Rainer Busch and Hans-Joachim Röll list him as a 9 May 1945 recipient indicating that the paybook states a 1 June 1945 presentation date.[1]

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Busch and Röll 2003, p. 520.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 206.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 241.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 4.
  5. Kurowski 1995, p. 97.
  6. Range 1974, p. 95.
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) (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. 
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knight's Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-88740-748-2. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001) (in German). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2]. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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. 
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