KRETSCHMER, Otto  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Kretschmer, Otto
Date of birth: May 1st, 1912 (Heidau/Liegnitz, Germany)
Date of death:  August 5th, 1998 (Straubing/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
After the Second World War he reached the rank of Flottillenadmiral with the Bundeswehr.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: October 17th, 1939
 
     
MEDAILLE ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DIE HEIMKEHR DES MEMELLANDES
Awarded on: October 26th, 1939
 
     
U-BOOT KRIEGSABZEICHEN (OHNE BRILLIANTEN)
Awarded on: November 9th, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Kapitänleutnant
Unit: U-23
Awarded on: December 17th, 1939
 
     
MEDAILLE ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DEN 1. OKTOBER 1938
Awarded on: December 20th, 1939
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: August 3rd, 1940
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Kapitänleutnant
Unit: Kommandant U 99
Awarded on: August 4th, 1940
Details: 23rd Award.
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: October 19th, 1940
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: November 4th, 1940
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Kapitänleutnant
Unit: Kommandant U 99
Awarded on: November 4th, 1940
Details: 6th Award.
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: December 17th, 1940
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: April 25th, 1941
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB UND SCHWERTERN
Rank: Korvettenkapitän
Unit: Kommandant U 99
Awarded on: December 26th, 1941
Details: 5th Award.
 
     
U-BOOT KRIEGSABZEICHEN MIT BRILLIANTEN
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
Information source(s):   - 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
- Uboat.net
- Deutsche Marinesoldaten
   
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