Philipp, Hans-Otto

Date of birth:
February 16th, 1898 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
December 10th, 1952 (Frankfurt am Main/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hans-Otto Philipp reached the rank of Fregattenkapitän.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän der Reserve (Lieutenant-Commander of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 11 . Minensuchflottille
Awarded on:
July 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän der Reserve (Lieutenant-Commander of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 1. Küstensicherungsverband
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his achievements in coastal defense along the northern part of the Norwegian shoreline. His principal accomplishment in this time was protecting the naval evacuation of German forces from Finland to northern Norway, which despite attacks from Soviet torpedo boats, aircraft, etc. was accomplished with minimal losses.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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