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Char. Admiralarzt Edgar Pillet (1877-1959)

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Char. Admiralarzt Edgar Pillet (1877-1959)

*Note: Pillet wasn't active in the Kriegsmarine. He was Placed at the disposal of the Kriegsmarine without being mobilised on 09 March 1939.

-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) II. Klasse
-Königlich Preußische Rote Kreuz-Medaille III. Klasse
-Ritterkreuz des k.u.k. Österreichischen Franz-Joseph-Ordens mit der Kriegsdekoration
-Kaiserlich Türkischer Eiserner Halbmond
-Kaiserlich Türkischer Roter Halbmond
-Offizierskreuz des Königlich Bulgarischen Militär-Verdienstordens
-Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
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Char. Admiralarzt Victor Praefcke (1872-1962)

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Char. Admiralarzt Victor Praefcke (1872-1962)

*Note: Praefcke wasn't active in the Kriegsmarine. He was placed at the disposal of the Kriegsmarine without being mobilised on 09 March 1939.

-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) II. Klasse
-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) I. Klasse
-Königlich Preußischer Roter Adler-Orden IV. Klasse
-Herzoglich Braunschweigisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse
-Herzoglich Mecklenburg-Strelitzsches Kreuz für Auszeichnung im Kriege mit der Jahreszahl 1914 II. Klasse
-Lübecker Hanseatenkreuz
-Königlich Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz
-Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
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Admiralarzt Dr. med. Hans-Releff Riege (1892-1941)

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Admiralarzt Dr. med. Hans-Releff Riege (1892-1941)

-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) II. Klasse
-Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
-Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse
-Deutsches Sportabzeichen
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Admiralarzt Dr. med. Egon Schulte-Ostrop (1886-1968)

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Admiralarzt Dr. med. Egon Schulte-Ostrop (1886-1968)

-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) II. Klasse
-Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
-Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse
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Admiralarzt Dr. med. Johannes Sontag (1884-1941)

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Admiralarzt Dr. med. Johannes Sontag (1884-1941)

-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) II. Klasse
-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) I. Klasse
-U-Bootskriegsabzeichen (1918)
-Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
-Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse
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Admiralarzt Dr. med. Otto Siegfried Tarnow (1893-1963)

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Admiralarzt Dr. med. Otto Siegfried Tarnow (1893-1963)

-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) II. Klasse
-Heer Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
-k.u.k. Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz II. Klasse für Verdienste um das Rote Kreuz mit der Kriegsdekoration
-Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
-Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis II. Klasse

*On the second photo below I don't know what the last ribbon is. I think it can't be the Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz II. Klasse für Verdienste um das Rote Kreuz mit der Kriegsdekoration because it has a Swords device (by the looks of it). Is it perhaps the Österreichische Kriegs-Erinnerungs-Medaille mit Schwertern? And I suppose he didn't mount the Österreichisches Rote Kreuz ribbon then?
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Char. Admiralarzt Dr. med. Friedrich Titschack (1876-1952)

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Char. Admiralarzt Dr. med. Friedrich Titschack (1876-1952)

*Note: Titschack wasn't active in the Kriegsmarine. He was placed at the disposal of the Kriegsmarine without being mobilised on 15 September 1939.

-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) II. Klasse
-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) I. Klasse
-Hamburger Hanseatenkreuz
-Königlich Preußische Rote Kreuz-Medaille III. Klasse
-Königlich Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz
-Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
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Marinebeamte im Admiralsrang

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 10 Mar 2019 13:22

Titschack, as the last of the Admiralärzte, concludes the Database. Or does he?

In agreement with Dieter, I will expand the Database and include the Marinebeamte im Admiralsrang.

Therefore, the following number of Marinebeamte will be included (again in the period of the Third Reich (1933-1945), so some of them were not active in the Kriegsmarine (1935-1945):

1 Admiraloberstabsintendant (equivalent to the rank of Admiral)
2 Admiralstabsintendante (equivalent to the rank of Vizeadmiral)
3 Admiralintendante (equivalent to the rank of Konteradmiral)
1 Generalstabsintendant der Marine (equivalent to the rank of Vizeadmiral)
1 Admiralstabsrichter (equivalent to the rank of Vizeadmiral)
4 Admiralrichters (equivalent to the rank of Konteradmiral)
1 Reichskriegsgerichtsrat (equivalent to the rank of Vizeadmiral)
1 Senatspräsident (equivalent to the rank of Vizeadmiral)
8 Marineoberbaudirektoren (equivalent to the rank of Konteradmiral, with the exception of Hermann Burkhardt, who had the personal rank of Vizeadmiral)
9 Ministerialdirektoren (equivalent to the rank of Vizeadmiral, with the exception of Alfred Eckhardt and Theodor Schreiber, who had the personal rank of Admiral)
2 Marinehafenbaudirektoren (equivalent to the rank of Konteradmiral)
18 Ministerialdirigenten (equivalent to the rank of Konteradmiral)
2 Ministerialräte (equivalent to the rank of Konteradmiral)
1 Reichskriegsanwalt (equivalent to the rank of Konteradmiral)

Total = 54 Marinebeamte im Admiralsrang

By Dieter's request the following officers won't be included: 3 Generalmajore der Marinepioniere, 1 Marinedekan, 2 Evangelischer Feldbischof, 1 Katholischer Feldbischof and Karl Küpfmüller (who was never a member of the Kriegsmarine).

Note: Since the Marinebeamte were "civilian" posts, they are not listed in the Reichsmarine Rangliste. Some of them do appear in the 1914 and 1918 Kaiserliche Marine Rangliste (but it is very possible that even the last Rangliste (1918) doesn't include all the awards they received during WW1). Because of this, the awards lists of these officers will be more incomplete than all the Admirals I posted so far. In majority of the cases (when they are not listed in the 1914 or 1918 Rangliste), the source for the awards will be their photos we have avaliable (from the book "Deutschlands Admirale", Band 4, "Marinebeamte im Admiralsrang"). Keep this in mind. Nevertheless, this will be the first attempt to gather the awards of Marinebeamte im Admiralsrang of the Kriegsmarine! :milwink:

Again, their biographies won't be included here because they can be accessed easily on the ABR site: http://www.oocities.org/~orion47/WEHRMA ... EGSMARINE/ (search for their surnames under Admirale, Vizeadmirale and Konteradmirale, look again at the equivalent for each rank I wrote in the brackets above).

Thanks once again to everyone who participated in the making of this Database! And keep it up!
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Admiraloberstabsintendant Hanns Benda (1877-1951)

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Admiraloberstabsintendant Hanns Benda (1877-1951)

-Deutsches Kreuz in Silber am 18. 03. 1945 als Admiraloberstabsintendant und Chef des Marineverwaltungsamtes (C)/Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine
-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) II. Klasse
-Landwehr Dienstauszeichnung II. Klasse
-Hamburger Hanseatenkreuz
-Ehrenkreuz für Kriegsteilnehmer
-Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse
-Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) II. Klasse mit Schwertern
-Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) I. Klasse mit Schwertern

*The list is incomplete, more awards can perhaps be identified from his medal bar.
See here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=238998
Edit: Two more possible, but not confirmed awards from his medal bar:
-Königlich Preußischer Kronen-Orden IV. Klasse am Bande der Rettungsmedaille
-Königlich Preußische Rettungsmedaille am Bande
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Admiralstabsintendant Fritz Burmeister (1884-1956)

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Admiralstabsintendant Fritz Burmeister (1884-1956)

-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) II. Klasse
-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) I. Klasse
-Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
-Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse
-Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) II. Klasse mit Schwertern
-Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) I. Klasse mit Schwertern

*4 ribbons on his ribbon bar remain unknown.
See here if you can help: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=238801&p=2172527&hi ... r#p2172527
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Admiralstabsintendant Fritz Nobe (1880-1945)

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Admiralstabsintendant Fritz Nobe (1880-1945)

-Ehrenkreuz für Kriegsteilnehmer
-Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse

*The list is incomplete and the ribbon bar on his photo is not visible unfortunately.
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Admiralintendant Dr. jur. Ernst Fitzler (1893-1971)

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Admiralintendant Dr. jur. Ernst Fitzler (1893-1971)

-Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
-Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis III. Klasse

*His bio says he was a War Volunteer (04 Aug 1914), so I guess he received the Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer. No further info on awards.
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Admiralintendant Dr. jur. Alfred Köhler (1899-1957)

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Admiralintendant Dr. jur. Alfred Köhler (1899-1957)

-Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. Klasse

*No info about additional awards, and also no info on his WW1 career (if he even participated in WW1). I also wasn't able to find a photo, if anyone has a photo please post it.
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Admiralintendant Dr. jur. Adolf Möller (1897-1983)

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Admiralintendant Dr. jur. Adolf Möller (1897-1983)

-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) II. Klasse
-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) I. Klasse
-Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
-Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis III. Klasse

*Could the ribbon on the buttonhole on the 2nd photo below be the Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) II. Klasse mit Schwertern?
The Class of his Wehrmacht DA is also possibly IV. bis II. Klasse (there are months of service in question).
See his bio: http://www.oocities.org/~orion47/WEHRMA ... ADOLF.html
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Generalstabsintendant der Marine Walter Braeuer (1880-1955)

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 12 Mar 2019 10:40

Generalstabsintendant der Marine Walter Braeuer (1880-1955)

-Deutsches Kreuz in Silber am 12.10.1944 als Generalstabsintendant der Marine und Chef-Intendant der Deutschen Wehrmachtsmission in Rumänien
-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) II. Klasse
-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) I. Klasse
-Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
-Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse
-Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) II. Klasse mit Schwertern
-Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) I. Klasse mit Schwertern
-Großoffizierskreuz des Königlichen Ordens der Krone von Rumänien mit Schwertern

*Looking at his ribbon bar on the 2nd photo below it seems like he had more awards (most likely pre or WW1 period German awards). He is not listed in the Rangliste, so I can't check.
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