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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Heinrich Hoffman

Heinrich Hoffman

Career:

Branch: Kriegsmarine / Bundesmarine
Born: 7 August 1910 in Bottrop, Germany.
Died: 29 January 1998 in Schiffdorf, Germany.

Ranks:
Korvettenkapitän
Kapitänleutnant
Oberleutnant zur See
Leutnant zur See
Oberfähnrich zur See
Fähnrich zur See

Decorations:
Iron Cross 1939
2nd Class 18 November 1939
1st Class 6 January 1941
Destroyer War Badge 13 December 1940
German Cross in Gold 6 August 1942
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Knight's Cross 7 June 1944
524th Oak Leaves 11 July 1944

Commands:
Greif
Takes command on October 1940
Ends command on December 1941

Personal Information:

Heinrich Hoffman was born on 7 August 1910 in Bottrop, Germany 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 Greif.

Heinrich Hoffmann with only three functional torpedo boats, T-28, Jaguar and Möwe, at his disposal, Hoffmann attacked the Allied Invasion fleet, including the HMS Warspite and HMS Ramillies, near the Bay of the Seine on the morning of D-Day on 6 June 1944. During the attack, 18 torpedoes were launched, resulting in the sinking of the Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Svenner.

After the war Heinrich Hoffmann went on to serve with the Bundesmarine.

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