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Theodor Burchardi
Born (1892-05-14)14 May 1892
Died 12 August 1983(1983-08-12) (aged 91)
Place of birth Homberg
Place of death Glücksburg
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
 Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1911–1945
Rank Admiral
Unit SMS Hansa
SMS Seydlitz
SMS Moltke
SMS Kaiserin Augusta
SMS Amazone
SMS Nymphe
Light cruiser Königsberg
Commands held Cruiser Köln
Commanding admiral "Ostland"
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves

Friedrich Wilhelm Theodor Burchardi (14 May 1892 – 12 August 1983) was an Admiral with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He is noted for his organisational achievement in the evacuation of 2 million people from Courland and Eastern Prussia at the end of World War II in Operation Hannibal and the Evacuation of East Prussia.

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Citations
  1. Dörr 1995, p. 114.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Dörr 1995, p. 115.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Scherzer 2007, p. 254.
Bibliography
  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2453-0.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [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]. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Hildebrand, Hans H. and Henriot, Ernest (1988). Deutschlands Admirale 1849–1945 Band 1: A–G (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-1499-3.
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine (in German). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-87943-355-0.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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