Ohmsen, Walter

    Date of birth:
    June 7th, 1911 (Elmshorn, Germany)
    Date of death:
    February 19th, 1988 (Kiel, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Walter recieved his Knight's cross for the defense of the Crisbecq battery against the American 4th infantry division wich landed on Utah Beach.

    Promotions:

    Kriegsmarine
    01-04-1933: Matrosengefreiter
    01-09-1934: Bootsmannsmaat
    01-09-1936: Oberbootsmannsmaat
    01-11-1936: Bootsmann
    01-07-1937: Oberbootsmann
    01-07-1940: Stabsoberbootsmann
    29-09-1941: Kriegsoffiziersanwärter
    01-01-1942: Leutnant (M.A.)
    01-07-1942: Oberleutnant (M.A.)

    Bundesmarine
    17-03-1956: Kapitänleutnant
    15-11-1957: Korvettenkapitän
    13-08-1965: Fregattenkapitän

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 7th, 1944
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 7th, 1944
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    April 20th, 1941
    Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberleutnant (MA) der Reserve
    Unit:
    Marinebatterie "Marcouf" (Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 260)
    Awarded on:
    June 14th, 1944
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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