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Bülow, von, Otto

Date of birth:
October 16th, 1911 (Wilhelmshaven, Germany)
Date of death:
January 5th, 2006 (Wohltorf/Herzogtum Lauenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant U-404
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant U-404
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant U-404
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1942
Awarded for sinking 11 merchant ships (with 53714 GRT), damaging a further 2 merchant ships (with 16687 GRT) and sinking the British destroyer “HMS Veteran.”
129th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 26th, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant U-404
Awarded on:
April 26th, 1943
Awarded for his presumed sinking of the US aircraft carrier “USS Ranger”.
234th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant commander)
Unit:
Flottillenchef der 23. U-Flottille
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1944
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer
  • - THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 1997.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Kurowski F., Knight’s Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service, Schiffer Publishing, 1995
    - Feldgrau.com
    - Uboat.net

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