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SHARKHUNTERS Salutes Veterans
JÜRGEN OESTEN (1681-1990)
Skipper of U-61, U-106 and U-861
Flotillenchef, 9th U-Bootflottille
JÜRGEN OESTEN was born 24
October 1913 in Berlin and was in Naval Academy Class 1933. In
addition to commanding three combat submarines in the war, he also set
up the 9th U-Bootflottille at Brest.
Back home, OESTEN (center) and other Skippers discuss strategy and tactics.
Photos above by MATT THELEN of the
documents for the ceremony crossing the equator, paying homage to "King
Below are photos of OESTEN's three boats.
Pre-war photo above of U-61, which OESTEN put into commission on 12 August 1939
Photo below is U-106 at sea on a Feindfahrt (war patrol)
Below are two different views of the giant Type IX-D2 boat, U-861, the last boat OESTEN commanded.
U-861 is dockside with
U-995, the boat of HANS-GEORG HESS (125-1985)
You may listen to JÜRGEN OESTEN by clicking these clips:
from DVD-60, 1994 interview with OESTEN SCENE 1 SCENE 2 SCENE 3
from DVD-66, the 2000 interview with OESTEN SCENE 1 SCENE 2 SCENE 3
JÜRGEN OESTEN hand signed some of our very rare fine art prints. Click on the prints to see their descriptions.
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