Aces of 29. UFlottille (La Spezia), l. to r. – Friedrich Guggenberger (U 81), Helmuth Rosenbaum (U 73), Heinrich Schonder (U -77), Fritz Frauenheim (Flottillenchef), Hans-Werner Kraus (U 8

German submarine aces and Ritterkreuzträger (Knight’s Cross recipients) of 29. Unterseebootsflottille (29. U-Flottille) at La Spezia, Northern Italy, between August and September 1942. They were all wearing Weißer Dienstrock (summer white uniform). From left to right: 1. Kapitänleutnant Friedrich Guggenberger (Kommandant U-81). 17 ships sunk (66,848 tons) from 10 patrols, 324 days at sea. Ritterkreuz on 10 December 1941 and Eichenlaub on 8 January 1943. 2. Kapitänleutnant Helmut Rosenbaum (Kommandant U-73). 9 ships sunk (57,863 tons) from 10 patrols, 265 days at sea. Ritterkreuz on 12 August 1942. 3. Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Schonder (Kommandant U-77). 15 ships sunk (29,368 tons) from 12 patrols, 291 days at sea. Ritterkreuz on 19 August 1942. 4. Kapitänleutnant Fritz Frauenheim (Flottillenchef 29. U-Flottille). 18 ships sunk (78,248 tons) from 9 patrols, 170 days at sea. Ritterkreuz on 29 August 1940. 5. Kapitänleutnant Hans-Werner Kraus (Kommandant U-83). 8 ships sunk (12,702 tons) from 10 patrols, 292 days at sea. Ritterkreuz on 19 June 1942.

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