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Backhaus, Johannes Adolf 'Hannes'

Date of birth:
September 13th, 1918 (Hamburg - Blankenese)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
October 9th, 1937: Matrose;
April 1st, 1938: Matrosengefreiter;
July 1st, 1938: Seekadett;
26 februari 1939: Fähnrich zur See;
March 1st, 1940: Oberfähnricht zur See;
May 1st, 1940: Leutnant zur See;
April 1st, 1942: Oberleutnant zur See.

Became POW on May 3rd, 1945.

S 30

S 30, June 1944, Pola (Firella, image: Johannes Backhaus)

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Unit:
Hitlerjugend
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1934
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fähnrich (Midshipsman)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Unit:
3. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
May 13th, 1941
Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Unit:
3. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
3. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
3. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant, S 30, 3. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1942
Medaglia commemorativa della campagna italo-tedesca in Africa
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant, S 30, 3. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
February 9th, 1943
Medaglia de bronzo al Valore
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant, S 30, 3. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1943
Ärmelband Afrika
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Kommandant, S 30, 3. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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