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Vet 305

SHARKHUNTERS Salutes Veterans

OTTO von BÜLOW  (305-1987)

Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe

vonBulow3aaaBorn 16 October 1911 in the seafaring city of Wilhelmshaven, he was in the Academy Class 1930.  He was decorated with the Knights Cross (below left) on 20 October 1942 and later with the Oak Leaf (below right) to his Knights Cross.

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In this photo, sent by von BÜLOW to Sharkhunters, he and his Obersteuermann enjoy cigars as their boat U-404, returns to port after another successful mission.

Formal photo on receiving his Oak LeafU-404 getting ready to depart on yet another Feindfahrt (war patrol)
At our Sharkhunters ‘Northern Germany Patrol‘ a few years ago, OTTO von BÜLOW is at left, USMC Vietnam combat veteran BILL NAPIER (2290-C/LIFE-1992) is in center, and Kapitän zur See Otto von Bülow Jr. is at the right.

Later Kapitän zS von BÜLOW pushed several Members aside to sit next to KAY COOPER (161-LIFE-1986), telling her that she was the; “Lovliest blossom on the most beautiful rose in all Germany.”

Yes, Kapitän zS von BÜLOW was a gentleman of the highest order, and he was a very strong supporter of Sharkhunters.