SHARKHUNTERS Salutes Veterans
JÜRGEN OESTEN (1681-1990)
Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe 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.
He was decorated with the Knights Cross.
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 Neptune“
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)
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