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Henke, Werner

Date of birth:
May 13th, 1909 (Rudak/West Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
June 15th, 1944 (Fort Hunt/Virginia, United States)
Buried on:
German War Graves Fort George G. Meade
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Unit:
Divisionsleutnant Panzerschiff "Admiral Scheer"
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Divisionsoffizier Linienschiff "Schleswig-Holstein"
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
Divisionsoffizier Linienschiff "Schleswig-Holstein"
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1940
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See zur Verfügung
Unit:
Wachoffizier U-124 / 2.U-Boots-Flottille
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1941
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See zur Verfügung
Unit:
Wachoffizier U-124 / 2. U-Boots-Flottille
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See zur Verfügung
Unit:
Kommandant U-515 / 10.U-Boots-Flottille
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1942
Details:
140th Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant zur Verfügung (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant U-515 / 10.U-Boots-Flottille
Awarded on:
July 4th, 1943
Details:
257st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Busch, R., Röll, H-J., Der U-Boot-Krieg – Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Boot-Waffe von September 1939 bis Mai 1945, Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn GmbH, Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn, Deutschland, 2003
    - wikipedia.org

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