Kurt Thoma

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Kurt Thoma
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-L09671, Kurt Thoma.jpg
Born (1901-08-04)4 August 1901
Staufen
Died 11 April 1971(1971-04-11) (aged 69)
Oldenburg
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch  Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
 German Navy
Years of service 1921–1945, 1957–1962
Rank Kapitän zur See
Unit Hannover
SSS Niobe
Berlin
Braunschweig
Schleswig-Holstein
Battles/wars Spanish Civil War
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kapitän zur See Otto Kurt Thoma (4 August 1901 in Staufen – 11 April 1971 in Oldenburg) was a Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) recipient during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Dörr 1996, p. 288.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 422.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 742.
  4. ^ a b Dörr 1996, p. 289.
Bibliography
  • Dörr, Manfred (1996). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2: L–Z [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2497-6. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Navy]. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87943-355-1. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of the 2nd Minesweeper Flotilla
October 1938 – March 1941
Succeeded by
Fregattenkapitän Hans Rehm
Preceded by
Fregattenkapitän Klaus Scholtz
Commander of the Marinestützpunktkommando Kiel
December 1957 – April 1958
Succeeded by
Kapitän zur See Klaus Scholtz
Preceded by
Fregattenkapitän Johannes Franz
Commander of the Marinestützpunktkommando Wilhelmshaven
April 1958 – September 1962
Succeeded by
Fregattenkapitän Gerd Schreiber