Hoffmann, Heinrich (KM-Torpedoboot)

Date of birth:
August 17th, 1910 (Bottrop/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
January 29th, 1998 (Schiffdorf-Wehdel/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Finally reached the rank of Korvettenkapitän.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 6th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant
Unit:
Kommandant Torpedoboot "Falke" / 5.Torpedobootsflottille
Awarded on:
August 6th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän
Unit:
Chef 5.Torpedobootsflottille
Awarded on:
June 7th, 1944
Details:
220th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän
Unit:
Chef 5.Torpedobootsflottille
Awarded on:
July 11th, 1944
Details:
524th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X

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