Merks, Hans-Joachim

Date of birth:
February 2nd, 1917 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
February 21st, 1961 (Bremen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1940
Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boots-, Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1941
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Gruppenführer / Kommandant "R 10" / 6.Räumbootsflottille
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
December 29th, 1942
Croce al Merito di Guerra
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1943
Ärmelband Afrika
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 2.Räumbootsflottille
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1945
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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