Reinicke, Hansjürgen

Date of birth:
August 10th, 1902 (Frankfurt am Main/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:
January 29th, 1978 (Wuppertal/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fregattenkapitän (Commander)
Unit:
1. Admiralstabsoffizier, Befehlshaber der Schlachtschiffe, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Silber mit Schwertern
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
August 29th, 1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 19th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1941
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Ufficiale
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1942
Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän zur See (Captain Royal Navy)
Unit:
Kommandant, Schwerer Kreuzer "Prinz Eugen", Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
April 21st, 1945
Action:
Awarded for the achievements of his ship, the heavy cruiser “Prince Eugen”, in supporting German ground troops around Riga and Tukkum in the latter stages of the war on the Eastern front. His ship made major contributions to the German operations here by shelling Soviet tank concentrations and attack formations, and also by shielding the evacuation efforts of German naval forces in these areas.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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