Deckert, Horst

Date of birth:
October 11th, 1918 (Hannover/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
April 12th, 1988
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

During 7 operational patrols (149 days at sea) he sank three vessels totalling 9,025 BRT and damaged three vessels totalling 22,928 BRT.

Promotion:
January 1,1944: Kapitšnleutnant.

Career:
1937: Kriegsmarine;
August 1, 1941 - May 16, 1942: Commander U 8;
October 1, 1942 - December 16,1943: Commander U 73;
1943 - ? : POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1941
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
U-73, 29. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
November 19th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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