Otto Humphrey Becher DSC, RAN
|Born||13 Sep 1908||Harvey, Western Australia, Australia|
|Died||15 Jun 1977||(68)||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
Retired: 6 Mar 1966
Warship Commands listed for Otto Humphrey Becher, RAN
|HMAS Quickmatch (G 92)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||12 Mar 1944||25 Jun 1945|
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Destroyer HMAS Quickmatch (G 92)
26 Dec 1944
At 0500 on 25 December 1944, HMAS Quickmatch (Lt.Cdr. O.H. Becher, DSC, RAN) was ordered from port during what became known as the "Christmas Scare" off Sydney, Australia. German U-boat U-862 had torpedoed the merchant Robin J. Walker. At 2300, the destroyer found the still sinking liberty ship. It left to search for survivors. It lost radar contact with merchant ship at 0300 on the 26th and assumed it sank. Two hours later, it was guided to lifeboats by Catalina aircraft and rescued Captain MacRae and the 66 surviving members of his crew. (1)
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