Gerhard von Kamptz

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Gerhard von Kamptz
Born (1902-12-27)27 December 1902
Died 16 May 1998(1998-05-16) (aged 95)
Allegiance  Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1923–1945
Rank Kapitän zur See
Unit SSS Niobe
Berlin
Commands held 2. Räumbootflottille
8. Räumbootflottille
4. Geleitflottille
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Kurt Gerhard von Kamptz (27 December 1902 – 16 May 1998) was an officer in the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Kamptz was made commander of the Danish island Bornholm on 5 March 1945. Kamptz refused to surrender the island to the Soviet forces, having been ordered to surrender to the Western Allies instead. He surrendered the Soviet forces and released on 1 January 1954.

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  1. ^ a b c d Dörr 1995, p. 304.
  2. ^ a b Dörr 1995, p. 305.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 431.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1: A–K [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2453-2. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.