Otto Kähler

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Otto Kähler
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Born (1894-03-03)3 March 1894
Died 2 November 1967(1967-11-02) (aged 73)
Allegiance
Service/branch
Rank Konteradmiral
Commands held
Battles/wars
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Otto Kähler (3 March 1894 – 2 November 1967) was a Konteradmiral with the Kriegsmarine (navy) of Nazi Germany during World War II. He commanded the German auxiliary cruiser Thor, a merchant raider, on two combat patrols and sank or captured 12 ships, for a combined tonnage of 96,547 gross register tons (GRT) of Allied shipping. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Kähler relinquished command of Thor on 20 July 1941 to Günther Gumprich.

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Citations

  1. ^ a b c Dörr 1995, p. 298.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 248.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 88.

Bibliography

  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1: A–K [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2453-2. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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.