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The Erich Koellner is part of the Destroyer fleet which is sent in to Narvik. Here she is active in both the First Battle of Narvik, which she survives. In the Second Battle however she is attackled by both British Destroyers and the Battleship Warspite and sunk with heavy loss of life.

Weyel ends up a POW in Norwegian captivity, but not for long as Norway surrenders. He then ends up for a while on Minesweeping duties around the Norwegian coast before moving to new duties.

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Several entries show the Fieldpost numbers M42766 (5 U-Flotille) and M50100 (U-386).

Operating out of St. Nazaire, U-386 was located by British escort HMS Spey north-north-east of the Azores and sunk with depth charges. Some of the crew were rescued but Weyel and 32 others were lost. Very few engine room crew ever escaped from stricken U-Boats.

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