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Max-Eckart Wolff

Max-Eckart Wolff
Born (1902-12-19)19 December 1902
Died 9 November 1988(1988-11-09) (aged 85)
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch  Reichsmarine
 German Navy
Years of service 1956 – 1961
Rank Kapitän zur See
Commands held destroyer Z2 Georg Thiele
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Eduard Hans Martin Max-Eckart Wolff (19 December 1902 in Wernigerode – 9 November 1988 in Bremen) was a Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipient during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Wolff as commander of destroyer Z2 Georg Thiele was credited with the destruction of the British destroyers HMS Hardy and HMS Hunter on 10 April 1940. On 13 April 1940 he attacked and damaged HMS Eskimo.



  • Dörr, Manfred (1996) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2:L–Z. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2497-2.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine (in German). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-87943-355-0.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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.

External links

  • Max-Eckart Wolff @ Deutsches Marinesoldaten
Military offices
Preceded by
Konteradmiral Erich Bey
Führer der Zerstörer
1 November 1943 – 15 January 1944
Succeeded by
Kapitän zur See Theodor von Bechtolsheim
Preceded by
Commander-in-Chief German Fleet (CINCGERFLEET)
1956 – 1957
Succeeded by
Konteradmiral Rolf Johannesson

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