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Reinhart Reche

Reinhart Reche

German World War II U-boat commander
Reinhart Reche
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Intro German World War II U-boat commander
Was Sailor Submariner Lieutenant
From Germany
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 13 December 1915, Slavskoye, Russia
Death 3 March 1993, Bad Godesberg (aged 77 years)
Reinhart Reche
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Biography

Reinhart Reche (13 December 1915 in Kreuzburg – 3 March 1993 in Bad Godesberg) 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. Prior to taking command of U-255, Reche served as first watch officer on U-751 (31 January 1941 – 30 September 1941), at the time under the command of Gerhard Bigalk. He was credited with sinking four ships from convoy PQ 17.

Summary of career

Ships attacked

As commander of U-255 Reche sank nine commercial ships for 47,229 gross register tons (GRT), and damaged another commercial ship for a total loss of 7,191 GRT.

Date Ship Nationality Tonnage
GRT
Fate and location
6 July 1942 John Witherspoon  United States 7,191 Sunk at 72°05′N 40°30′E / 72.083°N 40.500°E / 72.083; 40.500 (John Witherspoon (ship))
7 July 1942 Alcoa Ranger  United States 5,116 Sunk at 71°38′N 49°35′E / 71.633°N 49.583°E / 71.633; 49.583 (Alcoa Ranger (ship))
8 July 1942 Olopana  United States 6,069 Sunk at 72°10′N 51°00′E / 72.167°N 51.000°E / 72.167; 51.000 (Olopana (ship))
13 July 1942 Paulus Potter  Netherlands 7,168 Sunk at 70°00′N 52°00′E / 70.000°N 52.000°E / 70.000; 52.000 (Paulus Potter (ship))
20 September 1942 Silver Sword  United States 4,937 Sunk at 75°52′N 00°20′W / 75.867°N 0.333°W / 75.867; -0.333 (Silver Sword(ship))
26 January 1943 Krasnyj Partizan  Soviet Union 2,418 Sunk at 73°45′N 17°30′E / 73.750°N 17.500°E / 73.750; 17.500 (Krasnyj Partizan (ship))
29 January 1943 Ufa  Soviet Union 1,892 Sunk at 73°40′N 24°30′E / 73.667°N 24.500°E / 73.667; 24.500 (Ufa (ship))
3 February 1943 Greylock  United States 7,460 Sunk at 70°52′N 00°21′W / 70.867°N 0.350°W / 70.867; -0.350 (Greylock (ship))
5 March 1943 Executive  United States 4,978 Sunk at 72°44′N 11°27′E / 72.733°N 11.450°E / 72.733; 11.450 (Executive (ship))
10 March 1943 Richard Bland  United States 7,191 Total loss at 66°53′N 14°10′W / 66.883°N 14.167°W / 66.883; -14.167 (Richard Bland (ship))

Awards

  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (7 July 1941)
    • 1st Class (23 July 1942)
  • U-boat War Badge (1939) (9 September 1941)
  • U-boat Front Clasp (2 November 1944)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 17 March 1943 as Kapitänleutnant and commander of U-255
  • Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (27 August 1973)
  • ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "WWII U-boat successes: Ships hit by U-255". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  • ^ Busch & Röll 2003, p. 322.
  • ^ Busch & Röll 2003, p. 323.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 351.
  • Scherzer 2007, p. 615.

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