Hoffmann, Kurt Caesar

Date of birth:
August 26th, 1895 (Kiel, Germany)
Date of death:
May 19th, 1988 (Mölln, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän zur See (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandant des Schlachtschiffes Scharnhorst
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän zur See (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandant des Schlachtschiffes Scharnhorst
Awarded on:
November 29th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän zur See (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandant des Schlachtschiffes Scharnhorst
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1941
Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän zur See (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandant des Schlachtschiffes Scharnhorst
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän zur See (Captain Royal Navy)
Unit:
Kommandant des Schlachtschiffes Scharnhorst
Awarded on:
March 21st, 1942
The following contemporary press article describes why Hoffmann would be awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Kapitän zur See Hoffmann has been the captain of the battleship ‘Scharnhorst’ since the outbreak of the war, and has led his ship during all of its operations with outstanding bravery and boldness. During the Channel Dash Kapitän zur See Hoffmann once again demonstrated his extraordinary capability for battle and personal intrepidity.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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