Stamer, Dr., Heinz

Date of birth:
November 4th, 1887 (Breslau, Germany)
Date of death:
November 3rd, 1958 (Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän z.V.
Unit:
Flottillenchef der 8. Vorpostenflottille
Awarded on:
July 2nd, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän z.V. (Lieutenant-Commander)
Unit:
Chef 8. VP-Flottille
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1945
Action:
Awarded for his successful leadership of the 8. Vorpostenflottille, which operated between the Elbe river and Rotterdam, from 1940-1945. He received it in recognition of his consistently competent leadership, which resulted in a large number of small successes rather than one big one. Countless German supply ships owed their safe passage to the security provided by his forces. The ships under his command also achieved a number of materiel successes themselves, which included the destruction/severe damaging of the following...

- 7 aircraft
- 2 submarines
- 2 motor torpedo boats
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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