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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Niels Batge

Niels Batge

Career:


Branch: Kriegsmarine
Born: 19 April 1913 in Reval
Died: 12 December 1944 near the Åland Islands.

Ranks:
Korvettenkapitän
Kapitänleutnant 1 September 1943
Oberleutnant zur See
Leutnant zur See
Oberfähnrich zur See
Fähnrich zur See

Decorations:
Iron Cross 1939
2nd Class 15 September 1940
1st Class 11 June 1941
Destroyer War Badge 12 January 1941
Fast Attack Craft War Badge 30 March 1941
Wound Badge 1939 7 October 1940
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 4 January 1942

Commands:
T2
Takes command on December 1939
Ends command on September 1940

Z35
Takes command on September 1943
Ends command on December 1944

Personal Information:

Niels Batge was born on 19 April 1913 and was a serving member of the Kriegsmarine during World War II and managed to attain the rank of Korvettenkapitän and went on to command the following T2 and Z35

The destroyers Z35 and Z-36 both ran into a German naval mine in the Gulf of Finland on 12 December 1944. Niels Batge as well as 24 members of the crew managed the save themselves in a life boat. However they all froze death and were later washed ashore near the Åland Islands.

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