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  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Kriegsmarine
German Navy
Rank Konteradmiral
Commands held Destroyer Z25
Destroyer Z24
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Carl-Heinz Birnbacher (26 May 1910 – 5 December 1991) was an admiral in the West German Navy. During World War II, he served in the Kriegsmarine and was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. 
Military offices
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