Tellgmann, Eugen

Date of birth:
June 27th, 1910 (Kassel/Hesse, Germany)
Date of death:
September 17th, 1979 (Hamburg/Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zu See der Reserve
Unit:
Kommandant, VP 1313, 13. Vorpostenflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1944
Action:
In the last half of 1944 Tellgmann was escorting a convoy when it came under attack from British torpedo boats. He and his crew played a major role in ensuring that this attack could be fended off, with the result that 4 of the 6 attacking British ships were sunk and another heavily damaged. He was rewarded with the Knight's Cross and a mention in the Wehrmachtbericht of 07.10.1944.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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