Karl Doenits u-boat aces ace german submarine navy commanders greeting salute military

September 1943: Großadmiral Karl Dönitz, accompanied by Kapitän zur See Hans Rudolf Rösing, greets U-boat commanders and Flottillenchef decorated with the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (Knight’s Cross of the Iron Crosses). From left to right: Fregattenkapitän Ernst Kals, unidentified (blocked by Dönitz), Korvettenkapitän Klaus Scholtz, Korvettenkapitän Georg-Wilhelm Schulz shaking hands with Dönitz, Korvettenkapitän Werner Winter, Korvettenkapitän Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, and Korvettenkapitän Günter Kuhnk.

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