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Robert Eyssen

Robert Eyssen
Born (1892-04-02)2 April 1892
Frankfurt am Main
Died 30 April 1960(1960-04-30) (aged 68)
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
Years of service 1911–1945
Rank Konteradmiral
Commands held auxiliary cruiser Komet (HSK-7)
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Robert Eyssen (24 July 1892 – 30 April 1960) was a Konteradmiral with the Kriegsmarine during 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.



  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1:A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2453-0.

External links

  • Robert Eyssen @ Deutsche Marinesoldaten
  • Robert Eyssen @ World War 2
  • Robert Eyssen @ Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
  • Robert Eyssen @ Axis Biographical Research

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