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Böhmer, Kurt

Date of birth:
December 31st, 1892 (Magdeburg/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
October 1st, 1944 (Ventspils, Latvia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 13th, 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Silber
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:
April 17th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 21st, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän zur See (Captain Royal Navy)
Unit:
Chef des Stabes der Befehlshaber der Sicherung der Nordsee
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1940
The following press excerpt describes why Böhmer was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Kapitän zur See Böhmer has overseen all operations of our mine ships since February 1940. The far-ranging cruises of our slow, fully laden mine ships were constantly threatened by enemy action. Kapitän zur See Böhmer carried out the cruises with toughness and energy, overcoming all difficulties that were set against him. He did not let himself be deterred when he saw the muzzle flashes of enemy destroyers aimed at him as he and his formation headed for the Norwegian coast. He did not abandon the slow and powerless auxiliary vessels that had been assigned to him, and thanks to his confident and energetic leadership it was possible for them to reach their destinations along with their vital cargo for the execution of the Norway action.”
33rd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 17th, 1941
Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boots-, Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1942
Awarded with swords.
Vapaudenristin 1.luokka (VR 1)

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