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Günther Müller-Stöckheim

Günther Müller-Stöckheim
Born (1913-12-17)17 December 1913
Klein Stöckheim, Braunschweig
Died 16 July 1943(1943-07-16) (aged 29)
Atlantic Ocean
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1934–1943
Rank Korvettenkapitän
Unit 2nd U-boat Flotilla
Commands held U-67
(3 July 1941–16 July 1943)
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günther Müller-Stöckheim (17 December 1913 in Klein Stöckheim, district of Braunschweig—16 July 1943 in the Atlantic Ocean) was a German U-boat commander in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Career

Müller-Stöckheim joined the Kriegsmarine in April 1934. He served for a time on the battleship Schlesien, and was a training officer at the Marineschule Mürwik Naval Academy. He transferred to the U-boat force in April 1940, and made two patrols as 1st Watch Officer of U-123 under Karl-Heinz Moehle in early 1941. In July 1941 Müller-Stöckheim took command of the IXC U-boat U-67 and made eight patrols, sinking thirteen merchant ships totalling 72,138 gross register tons (GRT), and damaging five more (29,726 GRT).[1]

Müller-Stöckheim was killed when U-67 was sunk on 16 July 1943 in the Atlantic Ocean by bombs from an Avenger torpedo bomber from the escort carrier USS Core.[1]

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References

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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 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.

External links

  • uboat.net: Günther Müller-Stöckheim
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