Oberleutnant zur See (entry, Jahrgang I/38)
No ships sunk or damaged.
|Born ||15 Nov 1913|| ||Pirmasens, Pfalz|
|Died ||9 Jan 1945||(31)||British Isles|
|1 Oct 1943|| ||Oberleutnant zur See|
|U-1020 ||17 May 1944 ||9 Jan 1945 (+)|| 1 patrol (49 days) |
Otto Eberlein joined the Kriegsmarine in 1938. From Aug to Nov 1941 he served in Harbour Defence Flotilla at Trondheim, Norway. He then served in patrol boats with the 59th VP-Flotilla until July 1943.
From July 1943 to Jan 1944 he went through basic U-boat training, and then from Feb to March 1944 took the U-boat Commander Course. In March he was sent to Baubelehrung (U-boat familiarization) until May when he took command of his U-1020 on the 17th.
On his first patrol his boat went missing and no explanation exists for its loss. His official date of death listed as 3 Jan 1945.
Busch, R & Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Patrol info for Otto Eberlein
| ||U-boat ||Departure
||Arrival|| || ||
||14 Nov 1944 ||Kiel
||17 Nov 1944 ||Horten
|| ||4 days||
||22 Nov 1944 ||Horten
||9 Jan 1945 ||Sunk
||Patrol 1,||49 days||
Ships hit by Otto Eberlein