Raeder, Erich Johann Albert

Date of birth:
April 24th, 1876 (Hamburg/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
November 6th, 1960 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Buried on:
Nordfriedhof Kiel
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Großadmiral

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 16th, 1936
Deutsches Olympia Ehrenzeichen Erster Klasse
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:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1937
Goldenes Parteiabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1937
Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro - Cavaliere di gran croce
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1937
Details:
On wide band with stars.
Kyuokujitsu sho, 1st Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 19th November 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 18th February 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Großadmiral
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Action:
Awarded for his role in leading and preparing the Kriegsmarine for war in all aspects, the results of which were already evident following operations against Poland and in the North sea.
Details:
1st Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1941
Details:
Royal Decree no. 2868 dated 14 October 1941.
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1941
Details:
Royal Decree no. 2868 dated 14 October 1941.
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 2
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1941
Details:
Royal Decree no. 2868 dated 14 October 1941.
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1941
Details:
Version with Swords.
Grand Cross to the Order of Saint Alexander
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Großadmiral
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1942
Details:
Version with swords.
Vapaudenristin Suurristi (VR SR)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 4th, 1942
Ordine Militare di Savoia -Grand Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1943
Details:
On Warribbon with Swords.
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
February 18th, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 19th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)

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World War 2 Youtube Series - January 26, 1940

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