Ottoheinrich Junker

Fregattenkapitän (Crew 24)


Successes
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)


Ottoheinrich Junker

Ranks

19 Jun 1925 Seekadett
1 Oct 1928 Leutnant zur See
1 Jul 1930 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Jul 1935 Kapitänleutnant
1 Aug 1939 Korvettenkapitän
1 Jun 1943 Fregattenkapitän

Decorations

  Iron Cross 2nd Class
  Iron Cross 1st Class
19 Apr 1944 German Cross in Gold

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
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.

Sources

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

 U-boat Departure Arrival  
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 Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
19 Sep 1943U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Fort Longueuil7,128br
29 Sep 1943U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Banffshire6,479br
1 Oct 1943U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Tahsinia7,267br
11 Oct 1943U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Jalabala3,610inMB-50
20 Oct 1943U-532Ottoheinrich Junker British Purpose (d.)5,845brBM-71
 
11 Jan 1944U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Triona (d.)7,283br
26 Jan 1944U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Walter Camp7,176am
27 Mar 1944U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Tulagi2,281br
 
10 Mar 1945U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Baron Jedburgh3,656br
28 Mar 1945U-532Ottoheinrich Junker Oklahoma9,298am
 60,023

8 ships sunk (46,895 tons) and 2 ships damaged (13,128 tons).

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

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders