Oehrn, Victor

Date of birth:
October 21st, 1907 (Kedabeg/Caucases, Russia)
Date of death:
December 26th, 1997 (Bonn/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Finally reached the rank of Fregattenkapitän.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutenant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant "U 37"
Awarded on:
January 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutenant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant "U 37"
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kapitänleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant "U 37"
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1940
Action:
Awarded for sinking 24 ships (with 104785 GRT) and damaging 1 other (with 9494 GRT) as commander of U-37. He achieved this in just 81 days over the course of 4 patrols.

Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 2nd, 1941
Croce Al Valore di Guerra
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1940
Action:
A submarine returning from a long-distance patrol under the command of Kapitänleutnant Oehrn reports the sinking of 43,000 GRT enemy shipping.
Wehrmachtbericht

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