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Hellmann, Paul

Date of birth:
March 13th, 1889 (Forsthaus Zehnebeck-Angermünde/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
February 19th, 1964 (Hamburg/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1st September 1944: Fähnrich zur See der Reserve;
1st November 1944: Leutnant zur See der Reserve;
1945: Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve.

Career:
1911 - 1912: Kaiserlichen Marine;
1914 - 1919: 4.Offizier, Hapag, Canada;
1923: Handelsschiffoffizier;
December 1941 - December 1943: Kapitän Blockadebrecher "Osorno";
1st July 1944 - September 1944: Kriegsmarine, Offizierslehrgang.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän der Handelsmarine
Unit:
Kapitän Blockadebrecher "Osorno"
Awarded on:
1942
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän der Handelsmarine
Unit:
Kapitän Blockadebrecher "Osorno"
Awarded on:
1942
Abzeichen Für Blockadebrecher
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän der Handelsmarine
Unit:
Kapitän Blockadebrecher "Osorno"
Awarded on:
1942
Kriegsverdienstwimpel
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän der Handelsmarine
Unit:
Kapitän Blockadebrecher "Osorno"
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän der Handelsmarine
Unit:
Kapitän Blockadebrecher "Osorno"
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän der Handelsmarine
Unit:
Kapitän Blockadebrecher "Osorno"
Awarded on:
January 6th, 1944
Awarded for his successful run from Japan to western France as captain of the blockade runner “Osorno”. Arriving in December 1943, his vessel was loaded with extremely valuable raw materials. Along the way the ship succeeded in shooting down a British Sunderland flying boat.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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