Karl Doenitz

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Birthday
16, 1891
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 24, 1980 (89)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1891
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Dec 24, 1980 (89)

About

Germany's Navy admiral who commanded the U-Boat campaign of WWII.

Before Fame

In WWI he served in submarines and by 1935 became the head of the program developing a better version, and pioneered their tactics.

Trivia

Just before committing suicide, Hitler designated Doenitz his successor as the head of the armed forces and Doenitz ordered the official surrender.

Family Life

He was born in the Grünau neighborhood of Berlin, Germany, and his father was an engineer.

Associated With

British comedian David Mitchell portrayed Doenitz on his 2006 sketch comedy That Mitchell and Webb Look.