Carl-Heinz Birnbacher

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Carl-Heinz Birnbacher
Born (1910-05-26)26 May 1910
Died 5 December 1991(1991-12-05) (aged 81)
Allegiance  Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch  Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
 German Navy
Rank Korvettenkapitän (Wehrmacht)
Konteradmiral (Bundeswehr)
Unit destroyer Z-23
Commands held destroyer Z-25
destroyer Z-24
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Carl-Heinz Birnbacher (26 May 1910 in Villach – 5 December 1991) was a German officer in the Kriegsmarine during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. After World War II he served in the Bundesmarine attaining the rank of Konteradmiral.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Dörr 1995, p. 47.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 43.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 133.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1: A–K [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2453-2. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, 1. September 1939 bis 31. Dezember 1941 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag. 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Kapitänleutnant Kurt Sturm
Commander of 1. Schnellbootflottille
26 November 1939 – 2 September 1942
Succeeded by
Korvettenkapitän Georg Christiansen
Preceded by
Korvettenkapitän Günter Schlichting
Commander of the Marinestützpunktkommando Cuxhaven
October 1956 – April 1957
Succeeded by
Fregattenkapitän Harald Jeppener-Haltenhoff
Preceded by
Fregattenkapitän Trummer
Commander of German destroyer Z-1 (formerly USS Anthony)
April 1959 – October 1960
Succeeded by
Fregattenkapitän Werner Winter
Preceded by
Friedrich Kemnade
Commander of Kommando der Schnellboote
1960 – 1962
Succeeded by
Bernd Klug