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Bey, Erich

    Date of birth:
    March 23rd, 1898 (Hamburg, Germany)
    Date of death:
    December 26th, 1943 (North Cape, Norway)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Erich Bey was killed on board of the Scharnhorst on December 26th, 1943. At that moment he served as Führer der Zerstörer and Befehlshaber Kampfgruppe Nord Norwegen with the rank of Konteradmiral.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Fregattenkapitän (Kapitein-luitenant ter Zee)
    Unit:
    4. Zerstörer-Flottille
    Awarded on:
    October 26th, 1939
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Fregattenkapitän (Commander)
    Unit:
    4. Zerstörer-Flottille
    Awarded on:
    November 20th, 1939
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Kapitän zur See (Captain Royal Navy)
    Unit:
    Chef, 4. Zerstörerflottille, Kriegsmarine
    Awarded on:
    May 9th, 1940
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Unit:
    4. Zerstörer-Flottille
    Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen

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