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Seeking photos of PLM U-Boat Commanders

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Seeking photos of PLM U-Boat Commanders

Postby Peter H on 21 Mar 2005 09:09

The following 29 U-Boat commanders were awarded the PLM in WW1:

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KaptLt. Hans Adams of U-82 awarded on -- 6 Nov. 1917.
KaptLt. Lothar von Arnauld de la Periere of U-35 awarded on -- 11 Oct. 1916
KaptLt. Walter Forstmann of U-39 awarded on -- 12 Aug. 1916.
KaptLt. Carl- Seigfried Georg of U-101 awarded on -- 24 April 1918.
KaptLt. Kurt Hartwig of U-63 awarded on 3 Oct. 1918.
OberLt. Heino von Heimburg of UC-22 awarded on -- 11 Aug. 1917.
KaptLt. Otto Hersing of U-21 awarded on -- 5 June 1915.
OberLt. Hans Howalt of UB-40 awarded on -- 23 Dec. 1917.
KaptLt. Paul Hundius of UB-103 awarded on -- 18 Aug. 1918.
KorvKapt. Waldemar Kophamel of U-151 awarded on -- 29 Dec. 1917.
OberLt. Johannes Lohs of UB-57 awarded on -- 24 April 1918.
KaptLt. Wilhelm Marshall of UB-105 awarded on -- 4 July 1918.
KaptLt. Hans von Mellenthin of UB-49 awarded on -- 25 Feb, 1918.
KaptLt. Robert Moraht of U-64 awarded on -- 12 Nov. 1917.
KaptLt. Hans Rose of U-53 awarded on -- 20 Dec. 1917.
OberLt. Reinhold Saltzwedel of UC-71 awarded on -- 20 Aug. 1917.
KaptLt. Otto Schultze of U-63 awarded on -- 18 March 1918.
KaptLt. Walther Schwieger of U-88 awarded on -- 30 July 1917.
KorvKapt. Gustav Siess of U-33 awarded on -- 24 April 1918.
OberLt. Wolfgang Steinbauer of UB-48 awarded on -- 3 March 1918.
KaptLt. Otto Steinbrinck of UB-18 awarded on -- 29 March 1916.
KaptLt. Max Valentiner of U-38 awarded on -- 26 Dec. 1916.
KaptLt. Max Viebeg of UB-80 awarded on -- 30 Jan. 1918.
KaptLt. Erwin Wassner of UB-59 awarded on -- 5 March 1918.
KaptLt. Hans Walther of U-52 awarded on -- 9 Jan. 1917.
KaptLt. Otto Weddigen of U-9 awarded on -- 24 Oct. 1914.
KaptLt. Ralph Wenniger of UB-55 awarded on -- 30 March 1918.
KaptLt. Wilhelm Werner of U-55 awarded on -- 18 Aug. 1918.
KaptLt. Otto Wünsche of U-97 awarded on -- 20 Dec. 1917.


Any photos of these men would be appreciated.

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Postby Peter H on 21 Mar 2005 09:12

Carl Siegfried Ritter von Georg
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Gustav Siess(from Josef Bremm)
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Postby Peter H on 21 Mar 2005 10:16

Otto Weddigen
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Postby Peter H on 21 Mar 2005 10:48

From Josef Bremm

Walter Forstmann

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Hans Walther

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Postby Peter H on 21 Mar 2005 11:32

Died as prisoner of war in Soviet hands 1945.

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http://www.geocities.com/~orion47/WEHRM ... O_VON.html


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Postby FANGIO on 22 Mar 2005 05:23

Erwin WASSNER
Hope this helps.
Sorry, I have this pic a long time ago and I don't remember the source.
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Postby FANGIO on 22 Mar 2005 05:26

KaptLt Hans von MELLENTHIN
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Postby FANGIO on 22 Mar 2005 05:30

Well, found one more in my archives:
KaptLt Robert MORAHT
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Postby Peter H on 22 Mar 2005 08:03

Thanks Fangio. :)

Heino von Heimburg circa 1917 (from Josef Bremm)

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Sources also state that Robert Moraht published a book about his exploits entitled Werwolf der Meere, U 64 Jagd den Feind in 1933.

The list narrows to ten photos still required: :o

KaptLt. Kurt Hartwig of U-63 awarded on 3 Oct. 1918.
OberLt. Hans Howalt of UB-40 awarded on -- 23 Dec. 1917.
KaptLt. Paul Hundius of UB-103 awarded on -- 18 Aug. 1918.
KorvKapt. Waldemar Kophamel of U-151 awarded on -- 29 Dec. 1917.
OberLt. Johannes Lohs of UB-57 awarded on -- 24 April 1918.
KaptLt. Wilhelm Marshall of UB-105 awarded on -- 4 July 1918.
OberLt. Wolfgang Steinbauer of UB-48 awarded on -- 3 March 1918.
KaptLt. Max Viebeg of UB-80 awarded on -- 30 Jan. 1918.
KaptLt. Ralph Wenniger of UB-55 awarded on -- 30 March 1918.
KaptLt. Wilhelm Werner of U-55 awarded on -- 18 Aug. 1918.

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Postby Peter H on 22 Mar 2005 10:48

Wilhelm Werner(1888-1945) was a SS-Brigadeführer in WW2.

http://www.geocities.com/%7Eorion47/SS- ... f_T-Z.html

WERNER, WIlhelm
(1888 - 19 )
SS-Brigadeführer / Oberst:
Born: 6. Jun. 1888.
Died:
NSDAP-Nr.: 332 139
SS-Nr.: 9 916
Promotions:
SS-Brigadeführer: 15. Sep. 1935
Career:
Pers. Stab RF SS: (9. Nov. 1944)
Decorations & Awards:
Pour le mérite: 18. Aug. 1918 as Kapitänleutnant, Kdt. U-55
1914 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
1939 Spange zum 1914 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
1914 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
Kriegsverdienstkreuz I. Klasse ohne Schwerter
Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse ohne Schwerter
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Landesorden
Ehrendegen des RF SS
Totenkopfring der SS


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Werner was nominated as a war criminal by the Allies in WW1 for submerging,and sending to their death, ship survivors on the deck of U-55 and torpedoing two hospital ships:his show trial at Leipzig never eventuated.
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Postby FANGIO on 23 Mar 2005 18:11

KptLt Wilhelm Marschall (or Marshall?)
I think this pic belongs to Gareth Collins.
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Postby Peter H on 24 Mar 2005 06:50

Thanks Fangio.

Any better photos of the men already found would be greatly appreciated. :)

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