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U-Boat Doc Grouping for UC 67 Crewman


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World War I U-Boat documentation grouping to one man, consisting of five documents and two images mounted on cardboard. The documents are to Maschinist Maat Otto Remper of UC 67. UC 67 was responsible for sinking 52 ships during World War I. UC 67’s last commander was the pastor Martin Niemöller.

Documents include:

- U-Boat Kriegsabzeichen (U-Boat Badge Award) April 1, 1919

- Iron Cross II Class (Eiserne Kreuz) September 18, 1917

- Iron Cross II Class and Bravery Medal in Silver 2nd Class April 2, 1919

- Iron Cross I Class November 28, 1919

- Iron Cross I Class April 14, 1921

I am an Imperial newbie, but I find it interesting that there are reissued documents for the EKI and EKII - was this common practice after the war?

Are there many existing WWI doc sets out there? I haven't seen many groupings like the plentiful WWII Kriegsmarine doc sets.

Here is the Uboots-Kriegabzeichen doc

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I think you have+

1) Prelim doc for EK2

2) Collective doc listing awards up until that time

3) EK1 doc

4) A NEW award of the EK1 as the left hand did not know what the right hand had already done.

I dont think 4) is just a reissue of an older doc (that happened often9 but it is actually a new award (on paper at least) as the award dates are different.

What a fantastic group!!!!!!

My EK1 to a U-Boot is unfortunately to a member of the U-55, not a Niemoeller style crew, but the only crew to be involved in war crimes with the Kaptain sentenced to death for the murder of crews... :-(

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I think you have+

1) Prelim doc for EK2

2) Collective doc listing awards up until that time

3) EK1 doc

4) A NEW award of the EK1 as the left hand did not know what the right hand had already done.

I dont think 4) is just a reissue of an older doc (that happened often9 but it is actually a new award (on paper at least) as the award dates are different.

What a fantastic group!!!!!!

My EK1 to a U-Boot is unfortunately to a member of the U-55, not a Niemoeller style crew, but the only crew to be involved in war crimes with the Kaptain sentenced to death for the murder of crews... :-(

Chris,

Thanks for your expertise!

Erik

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"I dont think 4) is just a reissue of an older doc (that happened often9 but it is actually a new award (on paper at least) as the award dates are different."

I imagine the paperwork went haywire and when he got the second one he said "Ummmm... guys.... I think you make a mistake!"

So... we can subtract 1 from the recognised total of awards.......

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