Obermaschinist (Navy since 1937)
|Born||7 December, 1918||Rostock|
: Iron Cross 1st class (EK I)
21/04/1945 : Knights Cross (-142-)
|U-558||VIIC||?||02.41 - ?|
|U-1203||VIIC||Obermaschinist||02.44 - 05.45|
Heinz Prassdorf joined the Kriegsmarine in November 1937. He rode in the first time of war on U-48 and later on U-558.
In February 1944 he became Obermaschinist of U-1203. He saved in difficult situations the U-boat with emergency repairs of the engine. U-1203 was after the surrender handed over to Great Britain (Operation Deadlight).
Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Bootwaffe
Band 1. K - Z
Biblio-Verlag, Osnabrück, 1989