Timm, Heinrich

Date of birth:
April 30th, 1910 (Bremen, Germany)
Date of death:
April 12th, 1974 (Axstedt/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Heinrich Timm served after the Secon World War from 1st December 1955 until 30th September 1966 with the Bundeswehr. Here he finally reached the rank of Fregattenkapitän.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1937
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 10th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 16th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant
Unit:
Kommandant des U-Bootes "U 251", 6. Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
February 12th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän
Unit:
Kommandant "U 862"
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1944
Action:
Timm and his crew took over one of the so called "Monsun Boats", tasked with hunting Allied shipping in the less heavily contested Indian Ocean. By the time they reached the Japanese base at Penang on 09.09.1944 Timm's U-Boat had sunk 5 allied ships (28018 GRT) and shot down a Catalina flying-boat, all en-route. For this success Timm received the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1944
U-Boots-Frontspange in Bronze
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - das-ritterkreuz.de

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