Heydemann, Günther

Date of birth:
January 11th, 1914 (Greifswald/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
January 2nd, 1986 (Hamburg/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Günther Heydemann served as I. Wachoffizier "U 69", and was Kommandant "U-575" from June 19th, 1941 until July 29th, 1943. During 8 operational sails (395 days at sea), he sunk 8 ships with a total tonnage of 36.010BRT and damaged a ship of 12.910BRT. After this he served as Trainingsoffizier 25. Unterseebootsflottille.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 12th, 1941
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 12th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant "U 575"
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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