Otto Luther

Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37b)

1 ship damaged, total tonnage 4,762 GRT

Born  18 Sep 1918 Flensburg
Died  3 Jan 1983(64)Berlin, Germany

From group photo at Memel in 1943.


9 Oct 1937 Offiziersanwärter
28 Jun 1938 Seekadett
1 Apr 1939 Fähnrich zur See
1 Mar 1940 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 May 1940 Leutnant zur See
1 Apr 1942 Oberleutnant zur See


  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  U-boat War Badge 1939

U-boat Commands

U-135 4 Jun 1943 15 Jul 1943   1 patrol (39 days) 

Patrol info for Otto Luther

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-135 7 Jun 1943  Lorient  15 Jul 1943  Sunk  Patrol 1,39 days

Ships hit by Otto Luther

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
15 Jul 1943U-135 Twickenham (d.)4,762brOS-51

1 ship damaged (4,762 tons).

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

About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.

Media links

German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders

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