"Awarded for the sinking of 14 ships (89981 GRT) and the damaging of a further 2 (13597 GRT) over the course of five operational cruises." from his Knight Cross of the Iron Cross citation, awarded on 20 June 1941.
"Awarded following five successful combat cruises which resulted in the sinking of 13 ships (with 68303 GRT). One of these was the US destroyer "Reuben James", which was accidentally sunk on 31.10.1941 before the official German declaration of war on the USA." from his Knight Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves citation, awarded on 11 April 1942.
"Awarded after the sinking of 6 ships (20994 GRT) and the damaging of 3 (25887 GRT) over the course of 2 combat cruises." from his Knight Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords citation, awarded on 17 August 1942.
A truly skillful enemy elite,
Brian & Mel
Honorary dagger of the Kriegsmarine with diamonds.