Lindemann, Ernst

Date of birth:
March 28th, 1894 (Altenkirchen, Germany)
Date of death:
May 27th, 1941 (Atlantic Ocean)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1919
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
December 6th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Awarded on:
March 16th, 1938
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1939
Period:
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1939
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 11th, 1941
Kungliga Svärdsorden
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1941
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitän zur See (Captain Royal Navy)
Unit:
Commander Schlachtschiff "Bismarck"
Awarded on:
December 27th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1941
Action:
As reported yesterday, the battleship Bismarck, after her victorious battle off Iceland, was on 26 May hit by a torpedo from an enemy aircraft and left unmanoeuvrable. According to the last radio message received from Chief of Fleet Admiral Lütjens, the battleship was attacked and sunk on the morning of 27 May by overwhelming enemy forces. She sank with her flag flying, taking her commander, Captain Lindemann, and her brave crew with her.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1942
Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen

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