Rolf Johannesson

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Rolf Johannesson
Born (1900-07-22)22 July 1900
Died 6 December 1989(1989-12-06) (aged 89)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Kriegsmarine
German Navy
Rank Konteradmiral
Commands held Z15 Erich Steinbrinck
ZG 3 Hermes
Battles/wars Battle of the Mediterranean
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rolf Johannesson (22 July 1900 – 6 December 1989) was a German admiral during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. He joined the post-war Bundesmarine in 1957 and retired in 1961 as a Konteradmiral.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Dörr 1995, p. 285.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 211.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 201.

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. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 
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