GERLI Henry (Gerlach)( naval leader, Rear Admiral)
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Biography GERLI Henry (Gerlach)
Gerlach (Gerlach) Henry (31.8.1906, Wismar, Mecklenburg -?), A naval leader, Rear-Admiral (1945). 1/4/1925 joined the Navy as a candidate for the officers. 1/10/1929 to lieutenant. In 1930, sailed to Africa and South America on the cruiser 'Karlsruhe'. In 1935-37 chief training officer cadets at the battleship 'Scharnhorst'. In 1937 he graduated from the Naval General Staff Course, and then 2-nd officer at the Naval General Staff, commander of the intelligence forces, the commander of the destroyer. In 1939-40 participated in mining the waters off the coast of Great Britain. Participant in the occupation of Norway, during which he was badly wounded.
Since 1941 the commander of the destroyer. The summer of 1941 transferred to the Operations Division of Headquarters management of marine operations of the High Command of the Navy (UWC). Since January. 1944 commander of the destroyer, fought on the Baltic Sea. Since the autumn of 1944 the commander of 8-flotilla of destroyers (the Baltic and North Seas),. 1/5/1945 appointed chief of staff management of marine operations at the new MCA Commander D. von Friedeburg. Supervised the liquidation of Staff, Organization of Germany Service mine trawling. Until April. 1946 was in captivity. After the war, a course of philology and theology at the universities of Kiel and Hamburg. Since the autumn of 1948 an expert on navigation and ship accidents in the insurance company (Hamburg). In 1952 joined the Naval Command and the Federal Republic of Germany until the summer of 1954 was a representative of the Navy in the Interim Committee of the European Defense Community. 21.12.1955 received the rank of fleet admiral.