Heinrich Schonder

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Heinrich Schonder
Born (1910-07-23)23 July 1910
Erfurt
Died 24 June 1943(1943-06-24) (aged 32)
Atlantic Ocean
Buried at (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1935–43
Rank Korvettenkapitän (posthumous)
Unit Schleswig-Holstein
torpedo boat Falke
U-9
Commands held U-58
U-77
U-200
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinrich Schonder (23 July 1910 – 28 June 1943) 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.

U-200 was sunk by two depth charges on her first patrol with all hands lost on 24 June 1943 in the North Atlantic southwest of Iceland by a Royal Air Force B-24 Liberator bomber of No. 120 Squadron.

Awards

Ships attacked

During his career Heinrich Schonder sank 14 merchant ships for 28,333 GRT, sank one warship of 1,050 GRT, damaged one merchant ship of 155 GRT and one warship of 1,690 GRT.

Date U-boat Name of Ship Nationality Tonnage Fate
18 July 1940 U-58 Gyda  Norway 1,591 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
4 August 1940 U-58 Pindos  Greece 4,360 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
8 October 1940 U-58 Confield  United Kingdom 4,956 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
13 June 1941 U-77 Tresillian  United Kingdom 4,743 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
22 June 1941 U-77 Arakaka  United Kingdom 2,379 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
25 June 1941 U-77 Anna Bulgaris  Greece 4,603 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
15 December 1941 U-77 SS Empire Barracuda  United Kingdom 4,972 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
12 January 1942 U-77 HMS Kimberley  Royal Navy 1,690 Damaged at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
12 June 1942 U-77 HMS Grove  Royal Navy 1,050 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
22 July 1942 U-77 Vassiliki  Greece 140 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
24 July 1942 U-77 Toufic El Rahman  Syria 30 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
30 July 1942 U-77 Fany  Egypt 43 Sunk
1 August 1942 U-77 St. Simon  Egypt 100 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
6 August 1942 U-77 Adnan  Egypt 155 Damaged
6 August 1942 U-77 Ezzet  Egypt 158 Sunk
10 August 1942 U-77 Kharouf  Mandatory Palestine 158 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
16 August 1942 U-77 Daniel  Mandatory Palestine 100 Sunk at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Busch & Röll 2003, p. 246.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 682.

Bibliography

  • Busch, Rainer; Röll, Hans-Joachim (2003). Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939–1945 — Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Boot-Waffe von September 1939 bis Mai 1945 (in German). Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn Germany: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn. ISBN 978-3-8132-0515-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knight's Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-88740-748-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87943-355-1. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "Heinrich Schonder". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 16 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>