This is the amazing story of legendary WWII U-boat commander, and Knight's Cross recipient, Peter Cremer.
Cremer was appointed commander of U-333, a type VIIC submarine with a close-knit crew.
During his first North Atlantic patrol U-333 sank three ships; unfortunately, the third victim was actually a German blockade-runner.
Cremer was acquitted before a court martial. During his second patrol, the U-333 was rammed by an Allied tanker before reaching American shores.
His later patrols were equally amazing. In April 1945, Cremer was ordered to take command of a panzer unit, Marine-Panzer-Vernichtungsbataillon, that was credited with destroying twenty-four tanks!
Cremer ended the war as head of Grossadmiral Doenitz's security battalion.
This biography details all WWII patrols by U-333 and features over 200 images and maps.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 80 pages, 215 colour, b/w illus & maps
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/06/2016
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780764350719