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Maurer, Otto

Date of birth:
December 18th, 1905 (Bettnau-Wasserburg am Bodensee, Germany)
Date of death:
March 21st, 1982 (Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant
Unit:
Flottillenchef der 12. Räumbootsflottille
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Unit:
12. Räumbootflottille
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1943
The following press article describes how Otto Maurer would receive the Knight’s Cross…

“Korvettenkapitän Maurer has been the commander of a Räumbootsflottille since May 1942. He and his flotilla were deployed in the English Channel at the time, where the close proximity of the enemy brought great demands on the German ships and crews. In addition to the successful escort of convoys containing important ships, as well as minelaying and minesweeping operations, a particularly noteworthy achievement of the Flottille is the sinking of 3 enemy MTBs. A further 8 MTBs were damaged by the Flottille.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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