Bielig started his naval career in April 1934. From October 1937 he joined the U-boat force, and as to stay with it until the end of the war. He served on three U-boats for more than 650 days at sea on combat patrols. He served aboard U-20, U-103 and U-177. During the war he saved the U-boat he was serving aboard three times after heavy depth charge-attacks and for this action received the Knights Cross in February 1943. After leaving U-177 he served as instructor in the 2nd ULD and from December 1944 in the Agru-Front (technical training group for front U-boats).
Kapitanleutnant (Ing) Gerhard Bielig
Knight?s Cross of the Iron Cross
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.
Accompanied by matching biography card giving U-boat service details.
PLEASE NOTE BIELIG WAS A U-BOAT ENGINEER NOT A U-BOAT COMMANDER