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Birnbacher, Heinz

Date of birth:
May 26th, 1910 (Villach/Kärnten, Austria)
Date of death:
December 5th, 1991 (Villach/Kärnten, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Promotions:

Kriegsmarine
09-10-1930 – Seekadett
01-04-1931 – Gefreiter
01-01-1932 – Fähnrich zur See
01-04-1934 – Oberfähnrich zur See
01-10-1934 – Leutnant zur See
01-06-1936 – Oberleutnant zur See
01-04-1939 – Kapitänleutnant
01-04-1943 – Korvettenkapitän

Bundesmarine
16-08-1956 – Fregattenkapitän
18-09-1960 – Kapitän zur See
07-08-1963 – Flottillenadmiral
02-10-1968 – Konteradmiral

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant (Luitenant ter Zee 2e Klasse)
Unit:
Flottillenchef, 1. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
April 9th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant (Luitenant ter Zee 2e Klasse)
Unit:
Flottillenchef, 1. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flottillenchef, 1. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flottillenchef, 1. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
June 17th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flottillenchef, 1. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
December 16th, 1940
Schnellboot-Kriegsabzeichen ohne Brillianten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flottillenchef, 1. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
March 9th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant (Luitenant ter Zee 2e Klasse)
Unit:
Flottillenchef, 1. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flottillenchef, 1. Schnellbootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
November 4th, 1941
Vapaudenristin 3.luokka (VR 3)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Unit:
I.O. Zerstörer Z 23, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
April 27th, 1943
Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen

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