U-99 seen under construction at Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany.
U-99 seen underway, date and location unknown.
(Photo courtesy of John Asmussen)
November 12, 1940: Kapitänleutnant Otto Kretschmer seen with Adolf Hitler after receiving the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuz (Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.)
Korvettenkapitän Otto Kretschmer seen wearing his Eichenlaub mit Schwertern zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuz. (Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.) During his career as commanding
officer of U-23 and U-99 he sank or damaged over 300,000 tons of Allied shipping making him the highest scoring U-boat commander of World War II and the second highest scoring submarine commander of all time.

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