PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Wuppermann, Otto Joseph Siegfried
Date of birth: December 15th, 1916 (Berlin, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Otto Joseph Siegfried Wuppermann was credited with sinking the French destroyer Sirocco on 31 May 1940. He was also credited with the sinking of the British cruiser Newcastle on 14/15 June 1941 while commanding the S 56.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant zur See
Unit: 22. Schnellboots-Flottille
Awarded on: April 20th, 1940
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant zur See
Unit: 22. Schnellboots-Flottille
Awarded on: May 28th, 1940
 
     
SCHNELLBOOT-KRIEGSABZEICHEN
Rank: Oberleutnant zur See
Unit: 22. Schnellboots-Flottille
Awarded on: December 16th, 1940
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberleutnant zur See (1st Lieutenant at Sea)
Unit: Kommandant Schnellboot "S 60" / 3.Schnellbootsflottille
Awarded on: August 3rd, 1941
Details: 81st Award.
 
     
CROCE AL VALORE DI GUERRA
Rank: Oberleutnant zur See
Unit: 22. Schnellboots-Flottille
Awarded on: May 10th, 1942
 
     
MEDAGLIA DE BRONZO AL VALORE
Rank: Oberleutnant zur See
Unit: 22. Schnellboots-Flottille
Awarded on: May 21st, 1942
 
     
MEDAGLIA COMMEMORATIVA DELLA CAMPAGNA ITALO-TEDESCA IN AFRICA
Rank: Oberleutnant zur See
Unit: 22. Schnellboots-Flottille
Awarded on: December 5th, 1942
 
     
MEDAGLIA D'ARGENTO AL VALORE MILITARE
Rank: Oberleutnant zur See
Unit: 22. Schnellboots-Flottille
Awarded on: January 24th, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Oberleutnant zur See (1st Lieutenant at Sea)
Unit: Kommandant Schnellboot "S 56" / 3.Schnellbootsflottille
Awarded on: April 14th, 1943
Details: 226th Award.
Awarded as 28th member of the Kriegsmarine.
 
     
SCHNELLBOOT-KRIEGSABZEICHEN MIT BRILLIANTEN
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
Information source(s):   - 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
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