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Jürgen Oesten
Born 24 October 1913 (1913-10-24) (age 96)
Place of birth Grunewald, Berlin
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1933–1945
Rank Korvettenkapitän
Commands held U-61
U-106
U-861
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Commander Jürgen Oesten (born 24 October 1913) was a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. He was born in Berlin Grunewald. He sailed with the U-61, U-106 and U-861, sinking eighteen ships on thirteen patrols, for a total of 100,007 tons of Allied shipping. In 2005 the submarine simulation computer game Silent Hunter III was released, for which Oesten was the technical advisor.

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  • Busch, Rainer & Röll, Hans-Joachim (2003). Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939-1945 - Die Ritterkreuzträger der U-Boot-Waffe von September 1939 bis Mai 1945 (in German). Hamburg, Berlin, Bonn Germany: Verlag E.S. Mittler & Sohn. ISBN 3-8132-0515-0.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knight's Cross Holders of the U-Boat Service. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-88740-748-X.
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine (in German). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-87943-355-0.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
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