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Ritterlich im Kriege wachsam für Frieden

My favourate U-boat ace: Erich Topp.
He studied Human Medicine in Kiel before the war. He was ranked Nr. 3 among the top aces. After the war he became an achitect then joined the Bundesmarine.
Born2 July 1914 Hannover
Died 26 December 2005 (aged 91) Süßen
Years of service
1934-1945 — 1958-1969
Rank
Kriegsmarine: FregattenkapitanBundesmarine: Konteradmiral
Unit
1st U-boat Flotilla7th U-boat Flotilla4th U-boat Flotilla11th U-boat Flotilla
Commands held
U-57, 1940-05-05-1940-09-15U-552, 1940-12-04-1942-09-08
Flottillenchef 
27th U-boat Flotilla, 1942-09-1945-03U-3010, 1945-03-23-1945-04-26U-2513, 1945-04-27-1945-05-08
Awards
U-boat War Badge with DiamondsKnight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and SwordsGreat Cross of Merit

My favourate U-boat ace: Erich Topp.

He studied Human Medicine in Kiel before the war. He was ranked Nr. 3 among the top aces. After the war he became an achitect then joined the Bundesmarine.

Born2 July 1914 Hannover

Died 26 December 2005 (aged 91) Süßen

Years of service

1934-1945 — 1958-1969

Rank

Kriegsmarine: Fregattenkapitan
Bundesmarine: Konteradmiral

Unit

1st U-boat Flotilla
7th U-boat Flotilla
4th U-boat Flotilla
11th U-boat Flotilla

Commands held

U-57, 1940-05-05-1940-09-15
U-552, 1940-12-04-1942-09-08

Flottillenchef 

27th U-boat Flotilla, 1942-09-1945-03
U-3010, 1945-03-23-1945-04-26
U-2513, 1945-04-27-1945-05-08

Awards

U-boat War Badge with Diamonds
Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Great Cross of Merit

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