Johann Mohr

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Johann Mohr
JohannMohr.jpg
Nickname(s) Jochen
Born (1916-06-12)12 June 1916
Hanover
Died 2 April 1943(1943-04-02) (aged 26)
Atlantic Ocean
41°02′N 15°39′W / 41.033°N 15.650°W / 41.033; -15.650
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1934-1943
Rank Korvettenkapitän
Commands held U-124
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
U-boat War Badge
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Johann Mohr (12 June 1916 – 2 April 1943) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Career[edit]

Mohr joined the Reichsmarine in 1934. After serving as first Watch Officer (second-in-command) to Georg-Wilhelm Schulz in U-124 on three patrols, in September 1941 he assumed command of the U-boat on six patrols, and sank 27 merchant ships, for a total of 129,292 GRT of Allied shipping. This includes four ships from Convoy ONS-92 sunk on the night of 12 May 1942, totalling 21,784 tons. Mohr also sank the British light cruiser HMS Dunedin and the Free French corvette Mimosa.[1]

Death[edit]

Mohr was killed when U-124 was sunk with all hands on 2 April 1943 about 500 km (270 nmi) west of Oporto, Portugal, by the British corvette HMS Stonecrop and the sloop HMS Black Swan.[1]

Awards[edit]

Wehrmachtbericht references[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
Wednesday, 26 November 1941 Ferner versenkte ein Unterseeboot unter Führung des Kapitänleutnants Mohr im Atlantik einen britischen Kreuzer der "DRAGON"-Klasse.[5] Furthermore, sank a submarine under the command of Captain Lieutenant Mohr in the Atlantic a British cruiser of the "DRAGON"-class.
Tuesday, 24 March 1942 An den Erfolgen vor der amerikanischen Küste ist das Unterseeboot unter Führung von Kapitänleutnant Mohr hervorragend beteiligt.[6] In the success off the American coast, the submarine under the leadership of Captain Lieutenant Mohr contributed exceptionally.
Thursday, 18 June 1942 Die Unterseeboote unter Führung der Kapitänleutnante Mohr, Topp, Witte und von Rosenstiel und des Oberleutnants zur See Ites haben sich bei der Bekämpfung der feindlichen Versorgungsschiffahrt besonders ausgezeichnet.[7] The submarines under the leadership of Captain Lieutenant Mohr, Topp, Witte and von Rosenstiel and Lieutenant at Sea Ites have in the fight against the enemy supply shipping particularly distinguished themselves.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b "Korvettenkapitän Johann Mohr". uboat.net. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Busch and Röll 2003, p. 203.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 314.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 1, p. 732.
  6. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 2, p. 65.
  7. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 2, p. 166.
Bibliography
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  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
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  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, 1. Januar 1942 bis 31. Dezember 1943 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3. 

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