SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
NAME: Vizeadmiral Erich Schulte-Mönting
PW NO: 560351
CAPTURED: Oslo, Norway
DATE: 27th August 1945
DATE OF BIRTH: 28
PLACE OF BIRTH: Wesel / Rheinland
DATE OF DEATH: 17 January 1976
PLACE OF DEATH: Soest / Nordrhein-Westfalen
OCCUPATION: Regular Naval
NEXT OF KIN:
Volunteer: 3 January 1916
zur See: 13 January 1917
zur See: 19 June 1918 – Patenting reserved
zur See: 14 May 1921 – Patent 19 June 1918 (7)
zur See: 1 April 1922 (14)
1 March 1929 (2)
1 April 1935 (21)
1 October 1938 (10)
zur See: 1 April 1940 (7)
1 March 1943 (4)
1 April 1945 (2)
Commands & Assignments:
January 1916: Entered the Imperial German Navy as a War Volunteer with the
expectation of a career as a Sea Officer.
January 1916-4 March 1916: Initial training at the Naval School Mürwick.
March 1916-3 August 1916: Training aboard the protected cruiser Freya.
August 1916-4 February 1918: Assigned to the battlecruiser Derfflinger.
February 1918-20 April 1918: Course aboard the torpedo school ship Württemberg.
April 1918-2 October 1918: Assigned to the battlecruiser Seydlitz.
October 1918-17 March 1920: Watch Officer and Signals Officer in the 18th
Torpedo Boat Half Flotilla and then the light cruiser Königsberg.
March 1920-10 January 1922: Roll Officer of the light cruiser Hamburg.
January 1922-31 March 1922: Platoon Leader in the North Sea Ship Cadre Division.
April 1922-30 September 1924: Watch Officer aboard the torpedo boat V
October 1924-25 February 1925: Commander of the torpedo boat V
February 1925-4 January 1926: Flag Lieutenant on the staff of the Commander
of the North Sea Naval Forces.
January 1926-22 September 1929: Naval Adjutant of the Reich President (Generalfeldmarschall
a.D. Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg)/Reich
September 1929-2 October 1931: Commander of the torpedo boat Luchs.
October 1931-6 August 1933: Leader Assistant training.
August 1933-10 January 1936: Adjutant of the Chief of the Navy Command (Admiral,
later Großadmiral Dr. phil. h. c. Erich Raeder)/Navy Command.
January 1936-31 May 1937: Adjutant of the Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine
(Großadmiral Dr. phil. h. c. Erich Raeder)/Navy High Command.
June 1937-14 September 1937: Commander of the Training Detachment of the
3rd Destroyer Division.
September 1937-25 October 1938: Commander of the destroyer Hermann
Schoemann (Z 7).
October 1938-4 January 1939: Detached and named to service as the Chief
of Staff of the Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine (Großadmiral Dr.
phil. h. c. Erich Raeder until 30 January 1943; Großadmiral Karl Dönitz
thereafter)/Navy High Command.
January 1939-19 February 1944: Chief of Staff of the Commander-in-Chief
of the Kriegsmarine/Navy High Command.
March 1944-4 April 1944: Delegated with the post of Commandant of Sea Defenses
April 1944-6 September 1944: Commandant of Sea Defenses Languedoc, France.
November 1944-17 August 1945: Commanding Admiral Norwegian North Coast (Trondheim).
August 1945-July 1947: Prisoner of war.
- 15th March 1946
transferred to LDC (London District Cage)
Decorations & Awards (included):
Cross in Silver: 26 June 1942, Kapitän zur See, Chief of Staff of the Navy
Iron Cross, 2nd Class (1914)
Merit Cross, 1st Class with Swords
Merit Cross, 2nd Class with Swords
of Honor for Combatants 1914-1918
Forces Long Service Award, 1st Class (25-year Service Cross)
Forces Long Service Award, 3rd Class (12-year Service Medal)
Order of the Cross of Liberty, 2nd Class with Swords: 25 March 1942.
NOTE: Schulte-Mönting did
not receive the Prussian Iron Cross, 1st Class (1914) in World War I. It is
not known if he received the 1939 version of this decoration during World
War II. The hosts would welcome any supplemental information
regarding the decorations held by this officer.