Otto Humphrey Becher DSC, RAN

Born  13 Sep 1908Harvey, Western Australia, Australia
Died  15 Jun 1977(68)Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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1 Jan 1922 Cadet
15 May 1926 Mid.
1 Sep 1928 A/S.Lt.
16 Mar 1929 S.Lt.
16 Jun 1930 Lt.
16 Jun 1938 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1944 Cdr.
31 Dec 1950 Capt.
7 Jan 1960 Rear-Admiral

Retired: 6 Mar 1966


19 Jul 1940 DSC
31 Oct 1944 Bar to DSC
11 Jun 1946 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
18 Sep 1951 DSO
10 Jun 1961 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Otto Humphrey Becher, RAN

HMAS Quickmatch (G 92)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer12 Mar 194425 Jun 1945

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Destroyer HMAS Quickmatch (G 92)

26 Dec 1944
At 0500 on 25 December 1944, HMAS Quickmatch (Lt.Cdr. O.H. Becher, DSC, RAN) was ordered from port during what became known as the "Christmas Scare" off Sydney, Australia. German U-boat U-862 had torpedoed the merchant Robin J. Walker. At 2300, the destroyer found the still sinking liberty ship. It left to search for survivors. It lost radar contact with merchant ship at 0300 on the 26th and assumed it sank. Two hours later, it was guided to lifeboats by Catalina aircraft and rescued Captain MacRae and the 66 surviving members of his crew. (1)


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