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Kuch, Oskar ('U-188')

Date of birth:
July 26th, 1917
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

20.08.1944: 'U 188' was decommissioned in Bordeaux
25.08.1944: 'U-188' was blown up in the U-boat bunker of the 12th U-Flotilla by a German demolition squad
The boat should be transferred from France to Norway. But due to the lack of new batteries and the lack :of roadworthiness, the boat could not be made ready for use in time.
00.00.1947/ the wreck was broken off and scrapped

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Machinenobergefreiter
Unit:
Torpedoboot, "Leopard"
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Machinenobergefreiter
Unit:
Torpedoboot, "Leopard", 6. Torpedobootsflotille
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Maschinenmaat
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1941
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Maschinenmaat
Unit:
U-188
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obermaschinist
Unit:
U-188
Awarded on:
May 7th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obermaschinist
Unit:
U 188, 10.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
August 3rd, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obermaschinist
Unit:
U-188
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1944
U-Boots-Frontspange in Bronze

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Verleihungsurkunden and documents via Gentlemens Military Interest Club

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