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Heye, Hellmuth Guido Alexander

Date of birth:
August 9th, 1895 (Beckingen/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
November 10th, 1970 (Mittelheim/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German 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:
December 13th, 1937
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Commendatore
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 11th, 1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
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:
February 23rd, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on February 14th, 1918.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on March 15th, 1922.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1940
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän zur See (Captain Royal Navy)
Unit:
Kommandant Schwere Kreuzer "Admiral Hipper"
Awarded on:
January 18th, 1941
The following press article, dated 29.01.1941, describes Heye’s Knight’s Cross action as follows…

“At the head of his small formation, Kapitän zur See Heye succeeded in cracking the defenses of the fortified Drontheim fjord. By doing so he brought the Drontheim harbour, crucial for the occupation of central Norway, into German hands. Afterwards he and his cruiser were able to achieve outstanding successes during various operations in the North Sea.”
56th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 16th, 1942
Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1943
Ordinul Corona Romaneii Officer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 24th, 1943
Received with swords.
Commander of the Order of the Roman Eagle

Sources

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  • - DÖRR, MANFRED, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehmacht 1939–1945, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück, 1995.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Range C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine, Stuttgart, Motorbuch Verlag, 1974, ISBN 3-87943-355-0
    - Scherzer V., Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945, Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives, Jena, Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag, 2007, ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945