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Thank you, Martin. I would be very interested if you have pictures or informations about the second travel of the Thor, because my granduncle was on board there.

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Yes indeed, two Fleet badges, a Hilfskreuzer and a Minesweeper badge.  Is it known aboard what ship this photo of bearded officers was taken?

Best regards,

---Norm

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6 hours ago, fitzceraldo said:

Thank you, Martin. I would be very interested if you have pictures or informations about the second travel of the Thor, because my granduncle was on board there.

Do you have his name and rank ??

I have a lot of information and photo's from the THOR's second cruise.

 

Cheers,Martin.

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8 hours ago, Martin W said:

Do you have his name and rank ??

I have a lot of information and photo's from the THOR's second cruise.

 

Cheers,Martin.

Martin, his Name was Wilhelm (Willi) Schlummer and his rank in that time of the second cruise was since 01.04.1940 Obersteuermann and since 01.01.1942 Leutnant z.S. (Kr.O.). Would be great if you could find out something.

Cheers, fitzceraldo

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Hi Fitzceraldo,

I do not have much information on him other than that his name can be seen on the list of officers from my THOR crewlist.

His rank was Leutnant zur See,as you mentioned.

Interesting to find out how he made it back to Germany after the THOR was destroyed in Yokohama ?

Cheers,Martin.

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He did not made it back to Germany. He died unfortunately october 1945 in the revolts of dutch-india.

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Sorry to hear that.

What branch of the KM did he serve in after the Hilfskreuzers ?

 

Cheers,Martin.

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6 hours ago, Martin W said:

Sorry to hear that.

What branch of the KM did he serve in after the Hilfskreuzers ?

 

Cheers,Martin.

19.09.1941 – 31.12.1942 „Schiff 10“=Hilfskreuzer Thor


01.01.1943 – 08.06.1943 Motorschiff „Rio Grande“


09.06.1943 – 22.04.1945 Motorschiff „Bogota“


Since 23.04.1945 Stützpunkt Djakarta Ostasien

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Interesting.

The "Rio Grande" was a blockade runner and the "Bogota" was a supply tanker,both operating in the Far-East.

He probably would have been awarded the Blockadebrecher abz for serving on these ships.

Many former Thor crewmen made it back to Germany on the blockade runners.

 

Cheers,Martin.

 

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