Pollmann, Otto

Date of birth:
March 3rd, 1915 (Wesermünde/Geestemünde, Germany)
Date of death:
February 28th, 1958 (Leer/Ostfriesland, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions;

01-04-1939 Funkgefreiter
01-04-1940 Funkobergefreiter
01-05-1941 Matrosenobergefreiter und R.O.A.
01-09-1941 Steuermannsmaat d.R.
01-11-1941 Steuermann d.R.
01-12-1941 Obersteuermann d.R.
01-09-1942 Leutnant zur See d.R.
01-01-1944 Oberleutnant zur See d.R.
01-03-1945 Kapitänleutnant d.R.
01-07-1956 Korvettenkapitän

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Funkobergefreiter
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Funkobergefreiter
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 1940
Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boots-, Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obersteuermann der Reserve
Awarded on:
July 17th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See der Reserve
Awarded on:
March 3rd, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See der Reserve
Unit:
Kommandant U-Jäger "UJ 2210" / 22.Unterseebootsjagdflottille
Awarded on:
May 19th, 1943
Action:
As the commander of the submarine chaser “UJ-2210”, Pollmann and his crew succeeded in sinking 4 enemy submarines and decisively assisted in the destruction of another in the course of a 7 week period in the Mediterranean. For this he was awarded the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve
Unit:
Kommandant U-Jägers "UJ 2210" / 22.Unterseebootsjagdflottille
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve
Unit:
Kommandant U-Jägers "UJ 2210" / 22.Unterseebootsjagdflottille
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his further successes as commander of “UJ-2210”. By the time of his award he had sunk or damaged a total of 14 enemy submarines. It should be noted however that of these only a maximum of 8 could possibly have been sunk by his ship.
Details:
461st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1944
Action:
Second Lieutenant at sea of the reserves Pollmann, commander of a submarine hunter, destroyed his 10th enemy submarine in the Mediterranean Sea.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1944
Action:
First Lieutenant at sea of the reserves Pollmann, commander of a submarine hunter, sunk his 12th enemy submarine in the Mediterranean Sea.
Wehrmachtbericht

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