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Götz Freiherr von Mirbach

Götz Freiherr von Mirbach

German noble and Olympic sailor
The basics
Occupations Yacht racer
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth September 12, 1915 (Charlottenburg)
Death August 6, 1968 (Hamburg)
Götz Freiherr von Mirbach
The details

Götz Freiherr von Mirbach (12 September 1915 – 6 August 1968) was a naval captain with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.
Von Mirbach was assigned to the 1. Schnellbootflottille attacking enemy shipping in the English Channel, sinking a British destroyer and three armed merchant vessels among others. His younger cousin, Oberleutnant Emmerich von Mirbach, served as the Engineering Officer on U-595. Götz Freiherr von Mirbach was later promoted to Korvettenkapitän and served as commander of the 9. Schnellbootflottille.
Von Mirbach participated in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. He was a member of the German 6 metre class sailing crew which finished in tenth place.


  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (30 April 1940)
    • 1st Class (28 May 1940)
  • Service Award (Dienstauszeichnung) 4th Class (5 April 1939)
  • German Cross in Gold on 10 November 1942 as Kapitänleutnant on S-48 in the 4. Schnellbootflottille
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 14 August 1940 as Oberleutnant zur See and commander of Schnellboot S-21 in the 1. Schnellbootflottille
    • 500th Oak Leaves on 14 June 1944 as Kapitänleutnant and chief of the 9. Schnellbootflottille
  • Fast Attack Craft War Badge with Diamonds (14 June 1944)
  • Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht on 28 April 1944
  • ^ Dörr 1996, p. 62.
  • ^ Thomas 1998, p. 86.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 312.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 312.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.

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