|Born||27 March, 1919||Königsbrück/ Saxonia|
|Died||26 March, 2000||Königsbrück/ Saxonia|
06/1942 Iron Cross 1st class (EK I)
1944 U-Bootsfrontspange in Bronze
1944 U-Bootsfrontspange in Silber
10/01/1944 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (208.)
10/12/1944 Knights Cross (132.)
|U-123||IXB||8 patrols, 352 days||05.40 - 1942|
|U-170||IXC||4 patrols, 396 days||01.43 - 05.45|
Oberbootsmannmaat Mühlbauer was the only Maat (leading seaman), serving in the U-boats, that received the Knights Cross. He served since April 1939 in the Navy and switched in autumn 1939 to the U-boats. He was on board of U-123 from the commission and took part in very successful patrols under Moehle and Hardegen with a total sinkings of more than 200,000 tons.
Also outstanding were his
822 748 days at sea, nearly two years and a 4 months on patrol!
In two cases he, with his sure eyes, saved the boat from being sunk by the enemy.
Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Bootwaffe
Band 2. K - Z
Biblio-Verlag, Osnabrück, 1989