|Born||09 September, 1909||Koblenz-Moselweiß|
|Died||14 December, 1993|
Kapitänleutnant (Ing.) Philipp Lichtenberg
23/11/1939 : Iron Cross 2nd class (EK II)
11/11/1941 : Iron Cross 1st class (EK I)
25/03/1944 : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (279)
31/03/1945 : Knights Cross (140)
08/10/1940 Oberfähnrich (Ing.)
01/01/1941 Leutnant (Ing.) (-35-)
01/11/1941 Oberleutnant (Ing.) (-50-)
01/10/1944 Kapitänleutnant (Ing.)
|U-10||IIB||Maschinenmaat||09.35 - 03.36|
|U-16||IIB||Maschinenmaat||02.37 - 10.37|
|U-18||IIB||Obermaschinist, 6 patrols, 77 days||10.37 - 06.40|
|U-96||VIIC||LI||10.40 - 11.40|
|U-652||VIIC||LI; 5 patrols, 96 days||04.41 - 12.41|
|U-37||IX||LI||04.42 - 03.43|
|U-516||IXC||LI; 4 patrols, 386 days||05.43 - 05.45|
Philipp Lichtenberg joined the Reichsmarine in April 1928. He served for some years on torpedo boats and on minesweepers. When during late summer of 1935 the first U-boats were commisisoned he became a Maschinenmaat on U-10. So he was one of the rare U-boat men, who served nearly ten years in the U-boat force.
His first patrols he rode on U-18 as Obermaschinist. In 1941 Lichtenberg became an officer and served then for 8 months as leading engineer (LI) on U-652. Later he was training officer in the 22nd flotilla, before he in May 1943 became the LI on U-516. After war he spent 10 months in British captivity.
From 1956 he served in the Bundesmarine in several staff positions. In 1964 he retired as Fregattenkapitän decorated with the Federal Merit Cross (Bundesverdienstkreuz).
Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Bootwaffe
Band 2. K - Z
Biblio-Verlag, Osnabrück, 1989