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Erik Krogh

A Kriegsmarine Career: HJ, RAD, Hilfskreuzer, and Zerstorer

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I recently acquired this little gem of a photo album. It was compiled by Walter Nehm in 1993 (with original period photos) and chronicles his entire career from his days in the HJ through his service in the Kriegsmarine. Nehm served on the Hilfskreuzer Thor's first war cruise, then transferred to destroyers, serving on Bruno Heinemann and Z31.

Following are some highlights from the album.

First up is Nehm's HJ page.

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Nehm's leave following the completion of Thor's first patrol.

Edited by Erik Krogh

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Nehm transfers to destroyer Bruno Heinemann on September 27, 1941 and survives her sinking on January 25, 1942.

Edited by Erik Krogh

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That is a great set and the July 1944 full length photo is fantastic. I'm not sure I would describe the award entries in the Soldbuch as 'only' though as the HK entry is a desireable entry :)

Does the soldbuch have a photo in it?

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Great grouping Erik and thanks for posting.

It would be nice to see a translation of the letter from Otto Kahler.

Regards,Martin.

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Oh my Gaawwwwwddd! This is a GREAT history! Thanks so much for posting Erik!

I would be thrilled to see more if there is more to see.

Thanks---I was able to fill out tons of info on Nehm's entry in my database too!

Joe

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That is a great set and the July 1944 full length photo is fantastic. I'm not sure I would describe the award entries in the Soldbuch as 'only' though as the HK entry is a desireable entry :)

Does the soldbuch have a photo in it?

Thanks everyone for your kind words regarding this grouping. I will post more at a later date - on the way to China now, so will be incommunicado for a few days.

Hucks,

The reason I used the qualifier "only" for Nehm's awards is because his destroyer badge is not entered. You are absolutely right - the EKII and HK awards were something that I'm sure that Herr Nehm was proud of. No, there is no photo in the Soldbuch, unfortunately.

Best Regards,

Erik

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Very nice grouping you've got there Erik, thanks for showing :)

Arne Håkon

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