Trautwein, Heinz

Date of birth:
December 21st, 1907 (Rixdorf, Germany)
Date of death:
November 1st, 1944 (Adriatic Sea)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1944
Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boots-, Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zu See der Reserve
Unit:
Commander U-Jäger 202
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1944
Action:
Awarded posthumously in recognition of the following...

1) His ships' numerous successful operations in escort and security duty.

2) The destruction of 5 enemy aircraft and 1 submarine.

3) Participation in the German operation Wikinger, where Trautwein's ship was among the German escort vessels that sacrificed themselves to ensure the escape of the convoy their were escorting.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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