Saalwächter, Alfred

Date of birth:
January 10th, 1883 (Neusalz/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
December 6th, 1945 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaladmiral (Admiral)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber Marinegruppenkommando West
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaladmiral (Admiral)
Unit:
Marine-Gruppenbefehlshaber Marinegruppe West
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 10th, 1940
Action:
The military measures for the protection of the neutrality of Denmark were carried out on 9 April from strong units in close cooperation of the Heer, the Kriegsmarine and the Luftwaffe under the high command of General of the Infantry von Falkenhorst, of naval forces under the command of Generaladmiral Saalwächter and Admiral Rolf Carls and from numerous Luftwaffe units under the leadership of Generalleutnant Geißler (sic).
Wehrmachtbericht

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