Die ersten Kampfschwimmer

July 1st 1959 was the beginning of the first Kampfschwimmertraining after World War II. The course starts with 13 soldiers. Three Petty Officer and 10 Seaman. The Instructors were trained on the french Navy Diveschool St. Mandrier, their names: KptLt Günter Heyden und Maat Fred Langhans. Equipment was procured and training starts in a swimming pool in the Navy barracks Sylt. A month later the first Kampfschwimmer Platoon was stationed – as part of Seebataillon´s Beachmastercompany – in Eckernförde and Borkum. Shown on the picture 11 of those 13 men.

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