Albrecht Obermaier, who assumed command of Zerstörer 5 (ex USS
Dyson), was graduated
from the German Naval Academy in 1936. Before entering the academy in
he served in sailing ships of the German Merchant Marine for two years.
World War II he served in destroyers and motor torpedo boats, later
a Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla. In 1944 he attended the Naval War
in Germany and was an administrative staff officer in the German Navy
Command at the war's end.
For the wartime duties he was awarded the German Cross (Gold) and the Iron Cross, first and second class.
Born in Freising, he was assigned to the German Ministry of Defense in Bonn before being ordered to command the Z5.
|Medical Officer||OStA Dr. Rolf Asche|
|Engineering Officer||KKpt Wolfgang Beyer|
|Main Propulsion Asst.||Kptlt Karl-Heinz Förtsch|
|Navigation Officer||Kptlt Hans von Stackelberg|
|Gunnery Officer||Kptlt Helmut Siegmon|
|Supply Officer||Kptlt Wolfgang Barth|
|Operations Officer||Kptlt Arno Schade|
|Torpedo Officer||Kptlt Günter Liebich|
|Damage Control Officer||OLtzS Fritjof Zänder|
|ASW Officer||OLtzS Gerhard Bing|
|Asst. Gunnery Officer||LtzS Walter Bellersheim|
|CIC Officer||LtzS Meinhard Groothius|
|Communications Officer||LtzS Ottmar Wittmann|