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Anyone else collecting U Boat photos , I especially collect photos of crew members .


Here are a couple of Photos .


The man on the right was Obermaschinist Friedrich Iffinger , and the other man is probably Willi Büttner , pic should be taken on U 561 early 1943 

Willi Büttner was a  man with luck , he left U 561 for Marineschule in Flensburg and was later on U 1229 which was sunk South East of Newfoundland  Aug 20th 1944, he was the only surviving officer.  U 561 the boat he left was sunk in the Straits of Messina July 12th 1943 with only 5 survivors, his friend Friedrich Iffinger was not one of them.


The other Photo is of another unlucky member of U 561 , Bootsmaat Walter Gillo, he went down with the submarine after it had been hit by an torpedo from the British MTB-81 







Another pic shows some of the crew on U 354 , probably after a patrol 

Maschinenmaat Albert Kern from Forcheim was one of the crew. U 354 was sunk by depth charges from the British HMS Mermaid and HMS Loch Dunvegan Aug 29th 1944 all hands was lost on the sub.

I haven´t find anything saying that Albert Kern died then , so probably he left for another boat before the fatal day.


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And last for now a happy survivor , MaschMtr Walter Hach , the pic show him as an POW in Canada 1945

He looks quite alright. U 190 sunk one of the last ships in WW 2 April 16th 1945  HMCS Esquimalt.

The submarine surrended May 14 1945 and the crew become POW in Canada.


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This card show two matrosen ombord U-3018 a type XXI uboat. The boat entréer service January 1945 and was scuttled by her own crew May 2nd 1945.61C8E806-1D67-417E-818E-ACEE3ECA374E.thumb.jpeg.1a1846918678d8737407c86f6e78ba94.jpeg

A matrosen from U-336, picture taken in Kiel 1942. U-336 was sunk in Denmark strait October 5th 1943 by tickets from a Lockheed Hudson, all ombord was killed. 


Another crew member from U-618. A type VIIC u boat in service April 1942. She was sunk by depht charges in Biscaya August 14th 1944, no survivors.


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Two friends in the U-boat service who survived the war against all odds 

Left is MaschGefr HelmutGremerath , he was ombord U-131 when she was sunk by her own crew after being hit by 

depth charges in December 1941 and he become pow.

Right is Heinz Langen MaschMaat on U-312 she surrended in May 1945 and was later sunk as target by HMS Onslow in November 1945.


The man sitting in the conning tower ombord U-117 is FregattenKapitän Hans Werner Neumann 

U-117 was a type XB minelayer U-boat of which only eight was built.

She sank only one ship , Empire Morn 7092 brt. Empire Morn sank April 25th 1943 and one of the victims ombord was Raymond Steed who was the youngest kille in service only 14 years and 207 days old...


U-117 with Hans-Werner Neumann and all her crew went missing Aug 7 1943.


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