Karl Dönitz

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz Full Name: Karl Dönitz
Nationality: German

Profession: Admiral and Navy Commander
Why Famous: German naval commander during World War II, he formulated wolfpack (naval tactic) and later achieved the rank of Grand Admiral replacing Erich Raeder as Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy.

Born: September 16, 1891
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grünau, German Empire, Germany

Died: December 24, 1980 (aged 89)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1916-05-27 Naval commander Karl Donitz (24) weds nurse Ingeborg Weber

Historical Events in the Life of Karl Dönitz

  • 1943-05-24 Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean
  • 1945-01-23 World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.
  • 1945-05-05 World War II: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases

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