Klaus Feldt

Klaus Feldt

Klaus Feldt
Born (1912-04-14)14 April 1912
Kiel
Died 7 September 2010(2010-09-07) (aged 98)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Korvettenkapitän
Commands held 2. Schnellbootflottille
Battles/wars Spanish Civil War
World War II
Awards Spanish Cross with Swords in Bronze
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Gustav Waldemar Klaus Feldt (14 April 1912 – 7 September 2010[1]) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He is also a recipient of the coveted Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He is credited with the destruction of HMS Exmoor on 25 February 1941 as commander of Schnellboot "S30". He was born in Kiel.

Awards

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
Friday, 18 April 1941 Bei dem Schnellbootvorstoß gegen die britische Südostküste zeichneten sich Oberleutnant zur Sea Feldt als Chef einer Schnellbootflottille und Oberleutnant zur See Meentzen als Schnellbootkommandant besonders aus.[7] In the speedboat attack against the British Southeast coast particularly distinguished themselves First Lieutenant at Sea Feldt, as chief of a Schnellbootflottille, and First Lieutenant at Sea Meentzen as speedboat commander.

References

Citations
  1. ^ http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=108174&sid=486891d207dd3f479d46c85acb26836e&start=105
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Dörr 1995, p. 158.
  3. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 162.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 178, 490.
  5. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 304.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.
  7. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, p. 494.
Bibliography

External links

  • Klaus Feld - Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Deutsches Marinearchiv
Military offices
Preceded by
Korvettenkapitän Rudolf Petersen
Commander of 2. Schnellbootflottille
20 October 1941 – February 1944
Succeeded by
Korvettenkapitän Hermann Opdenhoff