German World War II U-boat commanderDied when: 91 years 177 days (1097 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
Erich Topp (2 July 1914 – 26 December 2005) was the third most successful of German U-Boat commanders of World War II.He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany.
He sank 35 ships for a total of 197,460 gross register tons (GRT).After the war he served with the Federal German Navy, reaching the rank of Konteradmiral (rear admiral).
He later served in NATO.