Salmann, Otto

Date of birth:
July 5th, 1908 (Berlin/Schöneberg, Germany)
Date of death:
April 21st, 1970
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

After a solid prewar U-boat training, Otto Salman commanded U-52 very successfully for more than a year. In June 1941 he became a staff member of the BdU op (5. Asto), before joining the BdU org staff in 1943, where he remained to the end of the war. Otto Salman was with the exception of Admiral Friedeburg the only recipient of the Knights Cross of the Kriegsverdienstkreuz mit Schwertern within the Kriegsmarine.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Kommandant "U 7"
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Kommandant "U 52" / 7.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
December 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Kommandant "U 52" / 7.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
1940
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant "U 52" / 7.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Chef der Ausbildungabteilung / 2.Admiral der U-Boote / Kommandierender Admiral der U-Boote
Awarded on:
May 2nd, 1945
Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern

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