Fregattenkapitän (Crew 24)
8 ships sunk, total tonnage 46,895 GRT
2 ships damaged, total tonnage 13,128 GRT
|Born||12 Jul 1905||Freiburg, Breisgau|
|Died||28 Jul 2000||(95)|
|U-33||25 Jul 1936||28 Oct 1938||No war patrols|
|U-532||11 Nov 1942||13 May 1945||4 patrols (400 days)|
Having received a solid prewar training in U-boats, Ottoheinrich Junker was for nearly four years a member of the TEK (Torpedo Testing Command) before he commissioned U-532 in November 1942. This U-boat was one of the Monsun-boats and headed back from Djakarta in January 1945. The boat surrendered in May 1945 in England. Junker spent then until February 1948 in captivity.
Thanks to Mr. Stewart Gemmill for additional information.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1998). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Niestlé, A. (1998). German U-boat losses during World War II.
Patrol info for Ottoheinrich Junker
|1.||U-532||25 Mar 1943||Kiel||15 May 1943||Lorient||Patrol 1,||52 days|
|2.||U-532||3 Jul 1943||Lorient||30 Oct 1943||Penang||Patrol 2,||120 days|
|3.||U-532||4 Jan 1944||Penang||19 Apr 1944||Penang||Patrol 3,||107 days|
|4.||U-532||17 May 1944||Penang||18 May 1944||Singapur||2 days|
|5.||U-532||1 Dec 1944||Singapur||1 Dec 1944||Batavia||1 days|
|6.||U-532||13 Jan 1945||Batavia||13 May 1945||Loch Eriboll, UK||Patrol 4,||121 days|
|4 patrols, 400 days at sea|
Ships hit by Ottoheinrich Junker
|Date||U-boat||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||Convoy|
|19 Sep 1943||U-532||Fort Longueuil||7,128||br|
|29 Sep 1943||U-532||Banffshire||6,479||br|
|1 Oct 1943||U-532||Tahsinia||7,267||br|
|11 Oct 1943||U-532||Jalabala||3,610||in||MB-50|
|20 Oct 1943||U-532||British Purpose (d.)||5,845||br||BM-71|
|11 Jan 1944||U-532||Triona (d.)||7,283||br|
|26 Jan 1944||U-532||Walter Camp||7,176||am|
|27 Mar 1944||U-532||Tulagi||2,281||br|
|10 Mar 1945||U-532||Baron Jedburgh||3,656||br|
|28 Mar 1945||U-532||Oklahoma||9,298||am|
8 ships sunk (46,895 tons) and 2 ships damaged (13,128 tons).
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