Telegram from ADOLF HITLER to General Admiral HERMANN BOEHM in Kiel, congratulating him for his 40 years of faithful service. The telegram is dated 1. April 1943, Berlin and reads ‘For your 40th service anniversary I’m sending you my best congratulations – Adolf Hitler.’ 1 page, 5.75 x 8.25 inches, paper loss at top. Hermann Boehm (1884 – 1972) After the invasion of Norway in April 1940, Boem was made commander of German naval forces there on 10 April 1940, promoted to General Admiral on 1 April 1941. In March 1943 he was recalled from Norway.