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Postwar photos of U-boat Commanders and holders (KC and DKiG)

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Hi guys! As some of you might already know, a few of my threads here in this section are gone (still don't know why) but I will create this thread about postwar pictures of U-boat Knight's Cross and German Cross holders. 

I want to dedicate this thread to my good friend EJ-Bakker! This one is for you EJ! 

Let's start with the father of U-boats during WW2! 

 

Großadmiral Karl Dönitz (1891 - 1980)

The first picture comes from the TV documentary "The World At War" and dates from 1973.  

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The second set are from a compilation of photos taken at the house of Dönitz, a few years before his death. 

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Fregattenkapitän Otto Kretschmer (1912 - 1998)

Kretschmer in Bundesmarine uniform, where he served from 1955 to 1970 and held the rank of Flottillenadmiral. 

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Picture also from the TV documentary "The World At War" and dates from 1973.

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Fregattenkapitän Erich Topp (1914 - 2005)

Erich Topp in Bundesmarine uniform, where he served from 1958 to 1969 and held the final rank of Konteradmiral. 

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Topp holding his dagger (it was stolen a few years ago and still haven't been recovered)

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Speaking for a TV documentary about the Uboats. 

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Korvettenkapitän Peter-Erich Cremer (1911 - 1992)

Picture from the TV documentary "The World At War" and dates from 1973.

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Kapitan zur See Karl-Friedrich Merten (1905 - 1993)

Photo taken by a collector during a visit to Merten's house in the 80's. (Picture credits to WAF) 

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Korvettenkapitän Herbert Schultze (1909 - 1987)

Schultze in Bundesmarine uniform, where he served from 1956 to 1968 and held the final rank of Kapitän zur See.

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Korvettenkapitän Heinrich Bleichrodt (1909 - 1977)

Bleichrodt in 1964, during a KM veterans meeting.

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Bleichrodt in 1965, same ceremony. 

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Flottillenadmiral Robert Gysae (1911 - 1989)

Gysae in Bundesmarine uniform, where he served from 1956 to 1970 and held the final rank of Flottillenadmiral. (Photo credits to WAF)

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Kapitän zur See Werner Hartmann (1902 - 1963)

Hartmann in Bundesmarine uniform, where he served from 1956 to 1962 and reached the final rank of Kapitän zur See.

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Korvettenkapitän Adalbert Schnee (1913 - 1982)

Karl Dönitz and Adalbert Schnee, sometime during the 70's. 

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Adalbert Schnee in 1962

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Fregattenkapitän Reinhard Suhren (1916 - 1984)

Suhren during a postwar meeting of KM veterans. 

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Korvettenkapitän Werner Winter (1912 - 1972)

Winter in Bundesmarine uniform in 1961. He served in the newly Bundeswehr from 1957 to 1970 and held the final rank of Kapitän zur See.

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Kapitänleutnant Hartwig Looks (1917 - 2005)

Looks was awarded the German Cross in Gold on February 19th, 1944 (5. Unterseebootsflottille.)

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Kapitänleutnant Otto Dingeldein (1915 - 1981)

Dingeldein was awarded the German Cross in Gold on January 10th, 1944 (Leitender Ingenieur des U-Bootes "U 170", 10. Unterseebootsflottille)

After the war he served in the Bundesmarine and reached the final rank of Admiral. 

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Kapitänleutnant Rolf Thomsen (1915 - 2003)

Thomsen served in the Bundesmarine from 1955 to 1972, reaching the final rank of Flottillenadmiral. 

 

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Oberleutnant Georg Olschewski (1911 - 1996)

Olschewski served in the Bundesmarine from 1957 to 1967, reaching the final rank of Fregattenkapitän.

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Kapitänleutnant Philipp Lichtenberg (1909 - 1993)

Lichtenberg served in the Bundesmarine from 1956 to 1964, reaching the final rank of Fregattenkapitän. 

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Stabsobermaschinist Heinrich Dammeier (1914 - 2001)

Postwar picture of Dammeier in 1989, during a OdR meeting. (Photo credits to Peter van Holsteijn)

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Kapitänleutnant Horst von Schroeter (1919 - 2006)

Schroeter served in the Bundesmarine from 1956 to 1979, reaching the final rank of Vizeadmiral

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