Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff

Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff

Birth
Bergen auf Rügen, Landkreis Vorpommern-Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Death 20 Dec 1939 (aged 45)
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Burial Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Plot Row 51, grave #2468
Memorial ID 6924581 · View Source
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World War II German Naval Officer. He was the commander of the pocket battleship "Admiral Graf Spee". On December 17, 1939, he scuttled his ship 4 miles out of Montevideo, Uruguay to prevent it's capture by British forces. The crew went to Argentina and interned for the rest of war. Two days after his arrival at Buenos Aires, Argentina, Captain Langsdorff committed suicide.


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  • Originally Created by: 380W
  • Added: 13 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6924581
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff (20 Mar 1894–20 Dec 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6924581, citing Cementerio Alemán, Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina ; Maintained by Find A Grave .