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Kurt Johannsen

Kurt Johannsen
Born (1915-11-24)24 November 1915
Haraldsholm, district of Hadersleben
Died 14 June 1944(1944-06-14) (aged 28)
Le Havre
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1936-1944
Rank Kapitänleutnant
Unit SSS Gorch Fock
cruiser Emden
destroyer Leberecht Maass
destroyer Theodor Riedel
Commands held Schnellboot S-182
5. Schnellbootflottille
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kurt Georg Johannsen (24 November 1915 – 14 June 1944) was a German Schnellboot commander in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Johannsen was killed in an aerial attack on Le Havre on 14 June 1944 an interred at the cemetery of Le Havre and later re-interred at St. Andre de Jure, row 13, grave 709.

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Citations
Bibliography
  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1:A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2453-0.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Huß, Jürgen & Viohl, Armin (2003). Die Ritterkreuzträger des Eisernen Kreuzes der preußischen Provinz Schleswig-Holstein und der Freien und Hansestadt Lübeck 1939-1945 (in German). VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 3-925480-79-X.
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine (in German). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-87943-355-0.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
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  • Deutsches Marinearchiv
Military offices
Preceded by
Korvettenkapitän Bernd Klug
Commander of 5. Schnellbootflottille
June 1944
Succeeded by
Kapitänleutnant Hermann Holzapfel


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