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Dipl. Ing. Willi Lechtenbörger (2 February 1914 in Bottrop – 27 August 1943 in the Sargasso Sea) was a German chief engineer on a U-boat in World War II and a posthumous recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Willi Lechtenbörger and the entire crew of U-847 under the command of Herbert Kuppisch were killed by aircraft from the US escort carrier USS Card on 27 August 1943.


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  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-87943-355-0.
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