Rolf Johannesson

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Rolf Johannesson
Born (1900-07-22)22 July 1900
Berlin
Died 6 December 1989(1989-12-06) (aged 89)
Hamburg
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
 Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
 German Navy
Years of service 1918–45
1957–61
Rank Konteradmiral (Kriegsmarine)
Konteradmiral (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Z15 Erich Steinbrinck
ZG 3 Hermes
Battles/wars

World War I
Spanish Civil War
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rolf Johannesson (22 July 1900 – 6 December 1989) was a highly decorated Konteradmiral in the Kriegsmarine during World War II and Konteradmiral in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Rolf Johannesson was captured by British troops at the end of the war and was held until 1946. He joined the post war Deutsche Marine in 1957 and retired in 1961 as a Konteradmiral.

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References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e Dörr 1995, p. 285.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 211.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 201.
Bibliography
  • 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. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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 Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of Z15 Erich Steinbrinck
31 May 1938 – 19 January 1942
Succeeded by
Korvettenkapitän Heinrich Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven
Preceded by
None
Commander of ZG 3 Hermes
8 February 1942 – 2 April 1943
Succeeded by
Fregattenkapitän Curt Rechel
Preceded by
Flottillenadmiral Max-Eckart Wolff
Commander-in-Chief German Fleet (CINCGERFLEET)
1957 – 1961
Succeeded by
Konteradmiral Karl Smidt