Hofmann, Horst

Date of birth:
January 18th, 1919 (Cranzahl/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
June 14th, 1978 (Lübeck/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1st october 1938: Matrosengefreiter;
1st October 1939: Matrosenobergefreiter;
1st December 1940: Bootsmannsmaat;
1st December 1942: Oberbootsmannsmaat;
1st September 1943: Obersteuermann.

Career:
April 1939 - January 1941: "U 48";
July 1941 - March 1943: "U 134";
October 1943 - July 1944: "U 672".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Matrosengefreiter
Unit:
"U 48"
Awarded on:
1939
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Matrosenobergefreiter
Unit:
"U 48"
Awarded on:
February 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Matrosenobergefreiter
Unit:
"U 48"
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberbootsmannsmaat
Unit:
seemännischer Unteroffizier "U 134" / 3.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obersteuermann
Unit:
Steuermann und Wachoffizier "U 672"
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - U-boat net