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Capt Ernst Lindemann
Birth: Mar. 28, 1894
Altenkirchener Landkreis
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: May 27, 1941, At Sea

German naval officer, commanding officer of the battleship "Bismarck" during its brief time in commission. The "Bismarck" and the heavy cruiser "Prinz Eugen" left Germany in May 1941 to engage Allied commerce in "Operation Rhine" (under the overall command of Admiral Gunther Lutjens). On 24 May 1941 "Bismarck" encountered two British warships, sending one (HMS "Hood") to the bottom within minutes before begining one of the most epic sea chases in maritime history. The "Bismarck" was sunk by a superior British floatilla (as well as scuttling charges by the crew) on 27 May 1941; Captain Lindemann was last seen alive talking with a crewman while standing on the overturned bow of his ship.  (bio by: Brian Macdonald) 
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Went down with his ship in the Mid-Atlantic
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Brian Macdonald
Record added: Jan 31, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13191353
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Gott segne dich am Tag der deutschen Wiedervereinigung (belated). Ruhe in Frieden.
- Rick
 Added: Oct. 4, 2017
Gott segne sie fahren dort den ganzen Tag über das Oktoberfest. Ruhe in Frieden. Prost!
- Rick
 Added: Oct. 1, 2017
Thank you and God bless you for your service to your great Nation. Rest in Peace.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: Aug. 9, 2017
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