Lütjens' staff and cabin

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Lütjens' staff and cabin

Postby Charlie » Sun May 20, 2007 11:24 am

Hello everybody,

I saw the crew list of the Bismarck but I'm surprised there is no Flag Lieutenant (aide-de-camp) to Lûtjens.

Can you say me if this function existed and who wore it ?And where is his quarters ?

Thank you for your answers
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Postby RF » Tue May 22, 2007 2:18 pm

Is there any such Kriegsmarine rank as a flag lieutenant - I don't think there is. I think that flag lieutenant is a Royal Navy rank only.

I have queried the role actually played by the up to 80 staff officers on Lutjens staff in several other threads, noting that the difficulty in answering this question is compounded by the fact that none of them survived.

The most senior staff officer was Captain Harald Netzbrandt (former captain of Gneisenau), followed by Commander Paul Ascher (former gunnery officer on the Graf Spee). Presumably Netzbrandt would perform the role of flag lieutenant.
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