Temming, Hans

Date of birth:
May 7th, 1913 (Freiburg/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
April 13th, 1985 (Hamburg/Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Career:
?: Kommandant T 21;
?: Kommandant T 28.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, T 28, 5. Torpedobootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
August 3rd, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, T 28, 5. Torpedobootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1945
Action:
Awarded for his actions in assisting the German evacuation efforts in the Baltic sea during the last weeks of the war. In addition to escort duties, Temming and his crew carried soldiers and refugees along with every trip. It was Temming's ship that was the last to leave from Hela on 08.05.1945 with 1237 soldiers from Grenadier-Regiment 61 aboard. Through these efforts a great many German soldiers and civilians could be evacuated to the relative safety of the west.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 27th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 6th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1940
Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen

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