- "Wo ist der Kapitän Schmidt? (Where is the Captain Schmidt?)"
- — Kriegsmarine Officer asking of Schmidt
Biography[edit | edit source]
Stationed on the Tirpitz, Schmidt was given a temporary shore leave in Håkøya, Norway as his ship sustained repairs. With a skeleton crew manning the ship, the majority of sailors on shore leave, Schmidt and his driver sailed towards the Tirpitz, but were intercepted by Captain Price, Sergeant Waters and Sergeant Evans and executed. With the SAS Commandos donning Kriegsmarine uniforms, the three impersonated a crew of sailors, telling the inspection party that Schmidt had to go to an emergency meeting with Karl Dönitz.