Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||11 Mar 1917|| ||Erlangen|
|Died || 2003||(85)||Erlagen, Germany|
Kriegsmarine Crew photo
|3 Apr 1937|| ||Offiziersanwärter|
|21 Sep 1937|| ||Seekadett|
|1 May 1938|| ||Fähnrich zur See|
|1 Jul 1939|| ||Oberfähnrich zur See|
|1 Aug 1939|| ||Leutnant zur See|
|1 Sep 1941|| ||Oberleutnant zur See|
|1 Jul 1944|| ||Kapitänleutnant|
|U-285 ||15 May 1943 ||16 Apr 1944 || No war patrols |
Special thanks to Mr. Fernando Almeida for details on date of death.
Patrol info for Walter Otto
This commander did not go out on patrols with his boats.
About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.