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Hermann Rasch

Hermann Rasch
Born (1914-08-26)26 August 1914
Died 10 June 1974(1974-06-10) (aged 59)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Rank Kapitänleutnant
Unit Schleswig-Holstein
Panzerschiff Admiral Scheer
SSS Albert Leo Schlageter
Commands held U-106

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hermann Rasch (26 August 1914 – 10 June 1974) was a German U-boat commander in World War II and 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.


Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
Saturday, 7 February 1942 An der Ostküste Nordamerikas versenkten deutsche Unterseeboote sechs feindliche Handelsschiffe mit zusammen 30 000 BRT. Dabei zeichnete sich das Unterseeboot des Kapitänleutnants Rasch besonders aus.[3] On the east coast of North America sank German submarines six enemy merchant vessels with a total of 30 000 GRT. Thereby particularly distinguished itself the submarine of Captain Lieutenant Rasch.

Combat career


  • 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. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.

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