Werther, Hellmuth

Date of birth:
April 15th, 1900 (Uftrungen, Germany)
Date of death:
December 1st, 1970 (Hallenberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant z.S.d.R.
Unit:
Gruppenführer und Kommandant UJ 2141 / 21. Unterseebootsjagdflottille
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zu See der Reserve
Unit:
21. UJ-Flottille
Awarded on:
November 8th, 1944
Action:
Helmuth Werther was characterized by dedication and seafaring skills as well as by his courage and determination. He destroyed an enemy submarine and at least 3 enemy planes with his ship. His "Group Werther" achieved a reputation for submarine-hunting during its service the Aegean, and this meant that allied submarines generally left the supply traffic to the German held islands alone. For this contribution Werther received the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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