Thurmann, Karl

Date of birth:
September 4th, 1909 (Mühlheim, Germany)
Date of death:
January 20th, 1943 (North-Atlantic Ocean)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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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:
July 21st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1941
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1942
Action:
Boats under the commands of the Kapitänleutnants Thurmann, Würdemann und Folkers distinguished themselves in the success in the American Waters.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Unit:
Commander U-553
Awarded on:
August 24th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Action:
Awarded on his ninth patrol for his successes as a U-Boat commander, which by that time were 12 ships sunk (with 57042 GRT) and 2 damaged (with 15273 GRT).

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