Gerhard Schaar (5 March 1919 – 24 January 1983) 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.
Summary of career
Gerhard Schaar as commander of U-957 sank two merchant ships totalling 7,564 gross register tons (GRT) plus sinking two warships of 604 long tons (614 tonnes).
|26 January 1944||Fort Bellingham||United Kingdom||7,153||Sunk|
|USS PTC-38||United States Navy||54||Sunk|
|26 August 1944||Nord||Soviet Navy||411||Sunk|
|23 September 1944||Brilliant||Soviet Navy||550||Sunk|
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (15 May 1940)
- 1st Class (15 May 1940)
- Destroyer War Badge (19 October 1940)
- Narvik Shield (20 October 1940)
- German Cross in Gold on 14 February 1944 as Oberleutnant zur See on U-957/11. Unterseeboots-Flottille
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 1 October 1944 as Oberleutnant zur See and commander of U-957
- "Ships hit by U-957 - U-boat Successes - German U-boats - uboat.net". www.uboat.net. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
- ^ Busch & Röll 2003, p. 480.
- Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 397.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 372.
- Scherzer 2007, p. 653.