Oskar Curio

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 37a)


Successes
2 ships sunk, total tonnage 13,374 GRT
1 warship sunk, total tonnage 925 tons
1 ship damaged, total tonnage 7,176 GRT

Born  28 Feb 1918 Klein-Algemissen, near Hildesheim
Died  9 Aug 1981(63)Cologne, Germany


Oblt. Oskar Curio returning from mission in 1943

Ranks

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 Jan 1944 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

21 Nov 1941 U-boat War Badge 1939
16 Jan 1942 Iron Cross 2nd Class
1943 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-80 5 May 1942 22 Nov 1942   No war patrols 
U-952 10 Dec 1942 12 Jul 1944   5 patrols (197 days) 
U-2528 9 Dec 1944 23 Apr 1945   No war patrols 
U-1025 24 Apr 1945 30 Apr 1945   No war patrols 


Oblt. Oskar Curio returning from mission in 1943

Patrol info for Oskar Curio

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-952 22 Apr 1943  Kiel  26 Apr 1943  Bergen   5 days
2. U-952 27 Apr 1943  Bergen  31 May 1943  Bordeaux  Patrol 1,35 days
3. U-952 2 Aug 1943  Bordeaux  2 Aug 1943  La Pallice   1 days
4. U-952 26 Aug 1943  La Pallice  5 Sep 1943  La Pallice   11 days
5. U-952 6 Sep 1943  La Pallice  23 Oct 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 2,48 days
6. U-952 11 Dec 1943  La Pallice  15 Dec 1943  La Pallice  Patrol 3,5 days
7. U-952 16 Dec 1943  La Pallice  15 Jan 1944  Toulon  Patrol 3,31 days
8. U-952 17 Feb 1944  Toulon  20 Mar 1944  La Spezia  Patrol 4,33 days
9. U-952 3 May 1944  La Spezia  7 May 1944  Toulon   5 days
10. U-952 8 May 1944  Toulon  21 Jun 1944  Toulon  Patrol 5,45 days
5 patrols, 197 days at sea

Ships hit by Oskar Curio

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
21 Sep 1943U-952 HMS Polyanthus (K 47)925brON-202
23 Sep 1943U-952 Steel Voyager6,198amON-202
23 Sep 1943U-952 James Gordon Bennett (d.)7,176amON-202
 
10 Mar 1944U-952 William B. Woods7,176am
 21,475

3 ships sunk (14,299 tons) and 1 ship damaged (7,176 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.
(d.) means the ship was damaged.


About ranks and decorations
Special thanks to Fernando Almeida for data on ranks and decorations.

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders