Detmers, Theodor

Date of birth:
August 22nd, 1902 (Witten/Rhineland, Germany)
Date of death:
November 4th, 1976 (Hamburg/Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
April 1st, 1943: Kapitän zur See.

Career:
1921: Reichsmarine;
October 1938 - June 1940: Kommandant Zerstörer Z-7 "Hermann Schoemann";
June 1940 - November 1941: Kommandant HSK 18 "Kormoran";
November 27th, 1941 - May 13th, 1947: Australian POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 3rd, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fregattenkapitän (Commander)
Unit:
Kormoran (HSK-8), Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
December 4th, 1941
Action:
For sinking the HMAS Sydney.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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