Kriegsmarine Officers – Men / Kriegsmarine Offiziere – Männer

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Horst Grund

Horst Grund, 29 July 1915 in Berlin -Wilmersdorf  – 8 May 2001 in Dusseldorf, was a German cameraman and photographer. Horst Grund was born in Berlin, Germany in 1915 to Gustav Paul Otto Grund and Marie Elisabeth Grund, née Thau. In 1934, he became a cameraman’s assistant, working under several cameramen. In Aug 1936, in an assistant role, he worked at the Berlin Olympic games. In 1937, he was drafted into the military. At the start of the European War, he was stationed in Poland. In Jan 1941, he was attached to the German Navy as a photographer; in this role, he took photographs in the Balkans, Soviet Union, and North Africa. He also worked closely with state movie producers. In April 1943, he was wounded and spent some time in a hospital in Germany, returning to work, in Italy, in Aug 1943. In Jan 1944, in Berlin, he was wounded again. He continued to work in the photography and moving pictures fields after the war. He passed away in 2001.

Oberleutnant Walter Ohmsen

Walter Ohmsen, 7 June 1911 – 19 February 1988, was a highly decorated Oberleutnant zur See in the Kriegsmarine during World War II. On 6 June 1944 the Western Allies launched Operation Overlord, the amphibious invasion of Normandy, France. Ohmsen was the first German defender of Fortress Europe to sight the invasion force. His battery engaged in heavy fighting and subsequently Ohmsen was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) for the defense of the Crisbecq Battery against the American 4th Infantry Division, which landed on Utah Beach. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross recognized extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Other Kriegsmarine Officers:

  • Kriegsberichter Oberleutnant Gerhard Garms
  • Korvettenkapitän Hans Karpf
  • Obersteuermann Walter Nehm
  • Obersteuermann Georg Schwarz

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