Karl-Jesko von Puttkamer

Karl-Jesko von Puttkamer ( Frankfurt der Oder , 24 of March of 1900 – Munich , 3 of April of 1981 ) was a German navy with the rank of admiral belonging to the Reichsmarine and then the Kriegsmarine during the two world wars and exercised Position of naval aide of Hitler and link of the OKW in the Reichstag during World War II .


Karl-Jesko von Puttkamer was born in Frankfurt in 1900, his family Puttkamer belonged to the nobility and was related to Otto von Bismarck , whose ancestry normally used the name Jesko or Jesco in the name of their males.

He was accepted with the necessary credentials for the voluntary cadet course in the Reichsmarine on July 2, 1917 and served aboard the heavy cruiser SMS Freya until 1918. He attended the Naval Academy of Mürwik and joined the 2nd Assault Company of Petersdorff in Curlandia , then undertook an instructional cruise on the Niobe, obtaining the rank of lieutenant in 1921. Between 1922 and 1924 he visited and specialized in several branches of the naval weapon, including the fleet of torpedo boats. In 1922 he continued the course of officers in Mürwik reaching the rank of first lieutenant being assigned to the Direction of Personnel of the Naval Command. 1 In 1928, he receives command of a torpedo boat, SMS Albatross reaching the rank of frigate captain, then is transferred to the SMS Seeadler torpedoer being attached to the 2nd Torpedoes Fleet.

Puttkamer in the background, to the left of Claus von Stauffenberg , 15 of July of 1944

Between March 10, 1931 and 1933, he undertook the training course for Army General Staff officers, also serving as a naval liaison in the Foreign Ministry before Hitler, being appointed Commander of Flotilla in 1936.

In 1938 Puttkamer was given command of a destroyer, Hans Loyd and then command of the 4th Destroyer Flotilla.

In 1939, he is again called to the Chancellery as a naval liaison attached to Hitler being promoted to Sea Captain (Kapittan Zur See). In 1943, he reached the rank of Rear Admiral.

On July 15, 1944, Puttkamer was photographed with Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in Wolfsschanze.

Following the July 20, 1944 bombing, Puttkamer was seriously wounded and awarded the Wounded Medal in Combat. It restores itself and returns to its functions and in the end of the Nazi regime, Puttkamer receives the order to supervise with its secretaries the destruction of documents in Berghof .

He was taken prisoner on May 8, 1945 and released without charge in 1947.

Karl-Jesko von Puttkamer died on 3 April 1981 in the city of Munich.


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