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Philipp Lichtenberg

Philipp Lichtenberg
Born (1908-09-09)9 September 1908
Died 14 December 1993(1993-12-14) (aged 85)
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch  Reichsmarine
 German Navy
Years of service 1928–1945, 1956–1964
Rank Kapitänleutnant (Ing) (Kriegsmarine)
Fregattenkapitän (Bundesmarine)
Unit U-6, U-16, U-18, U-96, U-652, U-37, U-516
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Philipp Lichtenberg (9 September 1908 in Koblenz – 14 December 1993 in Kiel) was a German chief engineer on a U-boat in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.



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