Adalbert von Blanc was born July 11th, 1907 in Wilhelmshafen, Germany and joined the Reichsmarine in 1926 as Seekadett. At the outbreak of the war, he served aboard the auxiliary cruiser Orion. Later on he served in minelayers (Minenflotillen) and in the Security Service (Sicherungsdienst).
After the war, Von Blanc again served in a flotilla of minesweepers and after this was disbanded, he was posted to the Maritime Customer Service (Seegrenzschutz). Following the establishment of the Bundeswehr, Von Blanc was drafted into the Bundesmarine, ultimately reaching the post of Commander Central Navycommand (Kommandeur Zentrales Marinekommando) in the rank of Flottenadmiral.
Adalbert von Blanc passed away November 7th, 1976 in Flensburg-Mürwik.
In 1964 Adalbert von Blanc received the "Großes Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (Grand Cross of Merit of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany).
April 1st, 1926: Matrose;
October 12th, 1926: Seekadett;
April 1st, 1927: Gefreiter;
April 1st, 1928: Fähnrich zur See;
July 1st, 1928: Obermaat;
June 1st, 1930: Oberfähnrich zur See;
October 1st, 1930: Leutnant zur See;
April 1st, 1933: Oberleutnant zur See;
April 1st, 1936: Kapitänleutnant;
April 1st, 1941: Korvettenkapitän;
April 1st, 1944: Fregattenkapitän;
July 1st, 1951: Stabskapitän (Bundesgrenzschutz);
June 24th, 1954: Oberstabskapitän (Bundesgrenzschutz);
July 1st, 1956: Kapitän zur See (Bundesmarine);
September 8th, 1961: Flottenadmiral (Bundesmarine).
April 1st, 1926: Reichsmarine;
1936: Kommandant "M 110";
August 1939: I. Offizier, Handelsstörkreuzer/Hilfskreuzer "Orion";
October 1st, 1941: zur Verfugung, Kommandierender Admiral, Marinestation der Ostsee;
December 7th, 1941: 1. Admiralstabsoffizier / 2. Sicherungsdivision;
March 2nd, - March 5th, 1943: Sperr-Asto/ Sperrschule;
September 8th, 1943: Chef 2. Minensuchflottille
November 30th - December 3rd, 1943: Kommandeurs-Tagung OKM;
March 30th, 1944: Führer, 2. Sicherungsdivision;
October 10th, 1944 – May 8th, 1945: Chef 9. Sicherungsdivision;
May 8th – August 15th, 1945: British POW;
August 15th, 1945 - December 31st, 1947: Chef, 1.Minenräumdivision;
January 1st, 1948 - June 30th, 1951: Chef Deutscher Minenräum-Verband Cuxhaven;
July 1st, 1951: Seegrenzschutz Neustadt/Holstein;
July 1st, 1956: Chef des Stabes mWdGb Kommandeur, Kommando der Marine-Ausbildung Kiel, Bundesmarine;
October 1st, 1958: Kommandeur Minensuchboote, Cuxhaven;
August 1st, 1961: Kommandeur Marine-Ausbildung Kiel;
February 1st, 1962: Kommandeur Zentrales Marinekommande Wilhelmshaven;
September 30th, 1964: Retirement.
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