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Assmann, Heinz (Kriegsmarine)

Date of birth:
August 15th, 1904 (Stendal, Altmark - Germany)
Date of death:
October 15th, 1954 (Hamburg - Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


He joined the Reichsmarine in 1922 and was appointed an Admiralty staff officer in the Eastern Naval Group Command in November 1938.
He then served in the Naval Operations Division and as the first officer on the battleship Tirpitz from October 1942 to August 1943.
He was a general staff officer at OKW from September 1943 to May 1945.
From 1953 to 1954 he was a member of the Hamburg Parliament.

1922: Kadett
1926: Leutnant zur See
Oberleutnant zur See
1934: Kapitänleutnant
1938: Korvettenkapitän
01.06.1943: Kapitän zur See

11.1938-11.1939: Admiralstabsoffizier, Marinegruppenkommando Ost
11.1939-09.1942: Referent, Operationsabteilung (Skl/1), OKM
10.1942-08.1943: Erster Offizier, Schlachtschiff ‘Tirpitz’
09.1943-05.1945: Führungsstabsoffizier (OpM), Wehrmachtsführungsstab, OKW

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Kapitän zur See (Captain Royal Navy)
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 20 juli 1944 in Silber