Holst, Waldemar

Date of birth:
September 14th, 1907 (Hannover/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
May 17th, 1975 (Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän
Unit:
Flottillenchef der 4.Räumbootsflottille
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Unit:
Chef 4.Räumbootsflottille
Awarded on:
December 3rd, 1942
Action:
The following press release describes why Holst would be awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Korvettenkapitän Waldemar Holst has proven to be an outstanding commander of a Räumbootsflottille. Especially noteworthy is his units’ destruction of 2 fast attack boats and 10 aircraft over the course of 34 enemy attacks as well as the recovery of 49 downed German pilots from the English Channel. It has furthermore cleared a total of 376 naval mines.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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