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Dobberstein, Werner

Date of birth:
April 4th, 1911 (Roggenhausen, Germany)
Date of death:
February 25th, 1993 (Ahrensburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 5. Räumbootsflottille
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1941
The following newspaper article (dated 27.09.1941) describes why Dobberstein received the Knight’s Cross…

“The Devil Brought Out of Hell - The Knight’s Cross for the Commander of a Räumbootflottille:

… Kapitänleutnant Dobberstein (commander of a Räumbootflottille) has cleared 500 enemy mines within a short time. This achievement is a testament to his admirable courage, which has enabled him to accomplish many difficult missions in all the theatres of this war. His skillful and energetic leadership has in turn forged his Flottille into a coherent and reliable unit, one which he continues to lead as ‘The Devil Brought Out of Hell’. Kapitänleutnant Dobberstein has had an outstanding share in the successes of our minesweeper arm.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
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:
October 26th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

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