Full Name: Karl Dönitz
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.
- 1916-05-27 Naval commander Karl Donitz (24) weds nurse Ingeborg Weber
- 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.