- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Flottillechef 2. Minensuch-Flottille
- Awarded on:
- October 6th, 1940
The following press release describes the Knight's Cross related actions of Korvettenkapitän Thoma...
"Korvettenkapitän Thoma, commander of a Minensuchflottille, has seen constant action since the start of the war. During the Norwegian campaign and the battle for Narvik his flotilla, inferior to every enemy destroyer unit in terms of armament and speed, was fully successful. Korvettenkapitän Thoma has conducted all of his operations with calm and pragmatism. The numerous successes of the flotilla can largely be attributed to the skill of its commander."