Reinhard Hardegen passed away

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Reinhard Hardegen passed away

Post by Polar bear » 14 Jun 2018 14:50

hi,

Reinhard Hardegen, one of the first five "Drumbeat" commanders, the oldest living WW II u-boat CO and the last living U-boat CO decorated with the Oak Leaves, passed away on Saturday, June 9, at an age of 105.

Rest in Peace.

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Re: Reinhard Hardegen passed away

Post by VtwinVince » 14 Jun 2018 18:01

RIP, surely one of the last Eichenlaubtraeger?

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Re: Reinhard Hardegen passed away

Post by Polar bear » 14 Jun 2018 21:42

hi,

yes, indeed, the last but one. According to the internet, the last seems (!) to be http://www.luftwaffe.cz/rokker.html

But, as this is a u-boat thread, another sad information: Kapitänleutnant Horst Wilhelm Kessler
https://www.uboat.net/men/commanders/598.html passed away on May, 24, 2018, as well.

RIP

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Re: Reinhard Hardegen passed away

Post by von thoma » 16 Jun 2018 06:08

"Auf einem Seemansgrab, da blühen keine Rosen"
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Re: Reinhard Hardegen passed away

Post by Jeremy Dixon » 23 Jun 2018 16:02

He died on 9th June 2018 at the age of 105. He was still playing golf at the age of 100 !!

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Re: Reinhard Hardegen passed away

Post by Tom32 » 04 Jul 2018 18:59

RIP Reinhard Hardegen,

he was a very nice guy, in july 2015 I telephoned with him , because I had a question..
He was absolut fit in/ for his age . At last he told me a little anecdote and after that we closed because it was lunch time and I did't want to disturb him longer.
( After the U-BOOT Museum Cuxhaven heard about that, they asked me if I had asked him, "if he still drives his car ..." :D - I said : no )

So a nice guy passed away, but with a honoric age and after a successful life.

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Re: Reinhard Hardegen passed away

Post by offizier1916 » 05 Jul 2018 08:32

rip. only few are left.

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Re: Reinhard Hardegen passed away

Post by tigre » 25 Aug 2018 02:56

Hello to all :D; a complement: memory.
Source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rein ... -zmrc7s7v0

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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