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Schrader, von, Otto

Date of birth:
March 18th, 1888 (Lyck/Easternprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 19th, 1945 (Bergen, Norway)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Otto von Schrader committed suicide on July 19th, 1945.

Promotions:
1st April 1906: Seekadett;
6th April 1907: Fähnrich zur See;
30th September 1909: Leutnant zur See;
19th September 1912: Oberleutnant zur See;
26th April 1917: Kapitänleutnant;
1st April 1926: Korvettenkaitän;
1st February 1931: Fregattenkapitän;
1st April 1933: Kapitän zur See;
1st April 1937: Konteradmiral;
1st November 1939: Vizeadmiral;
1st March 1942: Admiral.

Career:
1st April 1906 - 31st March 1907: Basic training Schulschiff "Stosch";
1st April 1907 - 30th September 1908: Marine Akademie;
1st Oktober 1908 - 20th September 1910: 2.Funkoffizier "ss Zähringen";
21st September 1910 - 30th September 1911: 1.Funkoffizier "ss Rheinland";
1st Oktober 1911 - 14th March 1914: Kopanieführer 2.Torpedo-Division Wachoffizier Torpedoboot "G 112"/ "G 107;
31st March 1914 - 5th August 1914: 1.Offizier "Loreley";
6th August 1914 - 26th August 1914: Kommandant "Corcovado";
27th August 1914 - 3rd September 1914: Nachrichtenoffizier Festung-Bosporus;
4th September 1914 - 31st March 1916: Kommandant Ottomanischer Torpedobootsflottile;
1st April 1916 - 25th September 1916: Unterseeboot Schule;
18th August 1916 - 25th September 1916: Kommandant "UB 28";
26th September 1916 - 5th November 1916: Kommandant "UB 35" / II.Unterseebootsflottile;
14th November 1916 - 20th July 1917: Kommandant "UC 31" / I.Unterseebootsflottile;
5th August 1917 - 7th August 1918: Kommandant "UB 64" / V.Unterseebootsflottile;
8th August 1918 - 29th November 1918: Kommandant "U 53" / V.Unterseebootsflottile;
30th November 1918 - 5th January 1919: II.Marineinspektion, Nordsee;
6th January 1919 - 24th March 1919: Schiffsbauinspektion Hamburg;
25th March 1919 - 1st July 1920: Marinedivision Kiel;
21st July 1920 - 24th October 1920: Kommandant Torpedoboot "T 152";
25th October 1920 - 14th June 1921: Kompanieführer Küstenbataillon V;
15th June 1921 - 9th October 1921: Stab Seeflotte Baltic;
10th October 1921 - 9th April 1923: Offizier Kreuzer "Medusa";
14th April 1923 - 30th August 1923: Stab 6.Division;
31st August 1923 - 17th September 1923: Stab Marinedivision Nordsee;
18th September 1923 - 2nd November 1924: Adjutant Kommandeur Cuxhaven;
3rd November 1924 - 30th November 1924: 1.Offizier Kreuzer "Thetis";
30th November 1924 - 16th February 1925: 1.Offizier Kreuzer "Nympfe";
17th February 1925 - 17th May 1925: Stab Marine Oberkommando/Stab Kommandeur Schwinemünde;
18th May 1925 - 11th September 1925: Schiffs Kaderdivision Nordsee;
12th September 1925 - 23rd April 1928: Kommandeur I. / Kaderdivision Nordsee;
24th April 1928 - 26th September 1929: Kommandeur II.Marineartillerie-Bataillon;
27th September 1929 - 5th October 1931: 1.Offizier "ss Hessen";
10th October 1931 - 25th September 1932: stab Kommandant Baltischer See;
26th September 1932 - 24th September 1934: Kommandant Kreuzer "Königsberg";
27th September 1934 - 30th September 1937: Kommandant Festung Wilhemshaven;
1st October 1937 - 31st March 1938: II.Admiral Nordsee;
1st April 1938 - 5th April 1940: Sicherheitsoffizier Nordsee;
9th April 1940 - 19th July 1945: Kommandierender Admiral norwegische Westküste.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1916
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
March 5th, 1922
Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1926
Ehrenritterkreuz zum Johanniterorden
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1926
U-Boot-Kriegsabzeichen (1918)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1926
Harp Madalyasi
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
March 5th, 1922
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1940
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 1st August 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Vizeadmiral
Unit:
Kommandierender Admiral norwegische Westküste
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1941
Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boots-, Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Admiral
Unit:
Kommandierender Admiral norwegische Westküste
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1943
Awarded in recognition of his leadership achievements, which included the capture of the British motor torpedo boat “MTB 345” as well as others, outlined in the following press article dated 21.08.1943…

“Admiral von Schrader has as Chief of North Sea Security destroyed two English submarines with his subordinated forces. During the occupation of Norway on 09.04.1940 he was the oldest and most responsible Naval commander present aboard the cruiser “Königsberg”.

He had a major share in the capture of Bergen. His personal initiative is to be thanked that a substantial amount of enemy merchant shipping could be captured and brought back to Germany. Furthermore, under his leadership it was possible to capture six Norwegian torpedo boats, four minelayers and a submarine. Two torpedo boats and 34 enemy aircraft were destroyed, and 339 naval mines cleared.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
With sabre
Silver Imtiyaz medal
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
With sabre
Silver Liakat medal

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