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Kamptz, von, Gerhard

Date of birth:
December 27th, 1902 (Koppaschütz/Kreis Schroda/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
May 16th, 1998 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions;

01-04-1924 Gefreiter
01-04-1925 Fähnrich zur See
01-05-1926 Oberfähnrich zur See
01-01-1927 Leutnant zur See
01-07-1929 Oberleutnant zur See
01-04-1935 Kapitänleutnant
01-04-1939 Korvettenkapitän
01-04-1943 Fregattenkapitän
01-07-1943 Kapitän zur See

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän
Unit:
Chef 2.Räumbootsflottille
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän
Unit:
Chef 2.Räumbootsflottille
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän
Unit:
Chef 2. Räumbootsflottille
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1940
The following press article describes why Kamptz would be awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Korvettenkapitän von Kamptz, commander of a Räumbootsflottille, has far exceeded expectations while completing all assigned objectives during the course of the war so far. The achievements of the units under his command were only possible due to his bravado, courage and skill, which were crucial in overcoming all difficulties encountered. He always conducted these difficult tasks while personally leading his flotilla during its operations.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fregattenkapitän
Unit:
Chef 8. Räumbootsflottille
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for his outstanding leadership of the 8. Räumbootsflottille, which under his command accomplished all of its assigned tasks in an exemplary fashion.
225th Awarding.
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1944
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern

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