Walter Hennecke

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Walter Hennecke
Cherbourgcapture.jpg
Walter Hennecke (left) and Karl-Wilhelm von Schlieben surrendering to the American forces at Cherbourg
Born (1898-05-23)23 May 1898
Betheln
Died 1 January 1984(1984-01-01) (aged 85)
Bad Lippspringe
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Rank Konteradmiral
Commands held cruiser Nürnberg
battleship Schleswig-Holstein
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Walter Hennecke (23 May 1898 – 1 January 1984) was a German admiral during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross by Hitler for "a feat unprecedented in the annals of coastal defense.", when he wrecked Cherbourg's port.

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  1. ^ a b c d Dörr 1995, p. 236.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 381.

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. 
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.