Thiele, August

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Name
Thiele, August Gender: M
August Adolf Carl Hermann Thiele
born on 26 August 1893 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 03°39' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°59 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 17°03'



August Thiele
photo: * derivative work: Felix Talk! * Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-L17874,_Heye,_Kummetz,_Th, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de

Biography

German admiral during World War II and commander of the heavy cruiser "Lützow," who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Thiele received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for his command of Lützow and his leadership of Kampfgruppe V (5th battle group) during the occupation of Oslo. Thiele had taken command of the battle group after the sinking of Blücher. He was appointed commander of the Kampfgruppe II (2nd battle group) in the Baltic Sea on 28 July 1944 and commander of Kampfgruppe "Thiele" on 23 March 1945. With the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, Admiral Hipper, Admiral Scheer and Lützow, and the ships of the line Schlesien and Schleswig-Holstein and the light cruisers Emden, Köln, Leipzig and Nürnberg he participated from sea in the land battles for Courland and in Samland.

August Thiele died on 31 March 1981, aged 87, in Mölln.

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Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Admiral)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWII)