(1876 – 1960) German Admiral and Supreme Commander of the Kriegsmarine from 1935 – 1943. A war date promotion document for Korvettenkapitan KURT GAEDE to Fregattenkapitan effective 1. February 1942, issued Fuhrer Headquarters, 2. January 1942, with a lithographed signature of Adolf Hitler and signed by ERICH RAEDER in black ink at lower right. The promotion document is embossed with the Reichsadler in lower-left corner, 4 pages, 10 x 14 inches, horizontal fold. Accompanied by its period original folio, the cover bearing a gilt eagle and swastika, with white threaded cord, detached at the bottom. Some soiling to the outside of the covers. Very good.