The Monsun U-Boats – WW2 German Submarines In Asia

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Ibrahim Ahmad
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Re: The Monsun U-Boats – WW2 German Submarines In Asia

Post by Ibrahim Ahmad » 08 Jul 2014 10:26

to @Simon Gunson ,

From what you mentioned "The author was Royal Australian Navy and given privileged access to RAN wartime intelligence files to compile the book (raising questions what he filtered out?) I have not got my copy handy but I am pretty certain from memory that it was U 183 and possibly that it had returned to Djakarta from Japan before voyaging towards Leyte Gulf with a team from Unit 731 aboard. They were ordered to deploy biological warfare weapons to disrupt the US landings. What biological weapons precisely I am unsure of."

This does sound pretty interesting and Ive made a print out and added it next to the book. If only we have full unrestricted access ...

to @Mark Harrison,
Thank you for the links and message !! Appreciate it :)

to @Ken Dunn,
Great !! I was unaware of this book though i know of this author who was in close contact with the Uboot Archive in Cuxhaven.
Will definitely buy it. Thank you for the heads up !! :)

Yours,
Ibrahim
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Re: The Monsun U-Boats – WW2 German Submarines In Asia

Post by Felix C » 28 Apr 2015 15:36

Ibrahim Ahmad wrote:HI Felix,

hmmmm.... not that I know of, do you care to share any info about this ??

ibrahim

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Ibrahim,

If you are still looking I found the number of the German Submarine U 183 was enroute to the Phillipine Sea to attack U.S.(Allied) shipping when sunk by USS Besugo in the Java Sea. Source is Polmar's Submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy. There is a chapter on Germans and Italians operating out of Penang.

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Re: The Monsun U-Boats – WW2 German Submarines In Asia

Post by Ibrahim Ahmad » 28 Jul 2015 02:27

Good morning Felix,

Sorry for this late reply and thank you so much for this reference info.
I'll try to find this book or perhaps you or anyone here can scan this chapter for me ??

Ibrahim.
Felix C wrote:
Ibrahim Ahmad wrote:HI Felix,

hmmmm.... not that I know of, do you care to share any info about this ??

ibrahim

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Ibrahim,

If you are still looking I found the number of the German Submarine U 183 was enroute to the Phillipine Sea to attack U.S.(Allied) shipping when sunk by USS Besugo in the Java Sea. Source is Polmar's Submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy. There is a chapter on Germans and Italians operating out of Penang.
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Post by Simon Gunson » 21 Sep 2015 10:24

Ibrahim Ahmad wrote:to @Simon Gunson ,

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buddy did I send you this photo of U 862 when I sent that film clip of the U 862's Bachstelze?

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Re: The Monsun U-Boats – WW2 German Submarines In Asia

Post by Kurfuerst » 24 Sep 2015 17:39

Absolutely great photo of U 862!
Do you have more photos of that particuar boat you want to share with us?

Kind regards, Kurfürst

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Post by Ibrahim Ahmad » 27 Sep 2015 14:21

Good morning Simon,

My apologies for this delay. As you probably know from my personal fb , I've been traveling back home to Bali & surfing but now back in Singapore for work.

No, this picture wasn't included in the email & I'll put it up on my website soon.

Thank you Simon,

Yours,
Ibrahim
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buddy did I send you this photo of U 862 when I sent that film clip of the U 862's Bachstelze?

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Re: The Monsun U-Boats – WW2 German Submarines In Asia

Post by Ibrahim Ahmad » 24 Dec 2015 04:58

Good morning everyone,

Just a quick update on my website - http://monsun-uboats.blogspot.com/, here are something new that I have added –

1. Photo Album and Penang Island documents from a crew member of Uboat U 178 , Please see the attachment and this link, pictures courtesy of Hastei @ forum-marinearchiv.de -- https://www.flickr.com/photos/48284705@ ... 73299/show

2. An ebook , U 843 - Unter Nippons Sonne by Egbert Thomer – A German language book produced in 1959 ,based on the accounts by the surviving members on Monsun Uboat U843, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-843 . To download this book , click here , https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5-Qxi ... sp=sharing

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Finally , I would like to wish everyone ,

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year !!
Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr !!

Yours,
Ibrahim
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Post by tigre » 24 Dec 2015 11:02

Thanks Ibrahim for the wishes, info and the link :thumbsup: . Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

Feliz Navidad - Feliz Natal - Frohe Weihnachten - Joyeux Noël - Merry Christmas - Wesołych Świąt!. :D

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Re: The Monsun U-Boats – WW2 German Submarines In Asia

Post by Ibrahim Ahmad » 29 Sep 2018 03:05

Good morning everyone,

Just a quick update on my website - The Monsun U-Boats – WW2 German Submarines In Asia , here are something new that I have added –

• Recommended reading of the late Gerald Shone’s "U-Boat in New Zealand Waters - U 862's war patrol off Gisborne and Napier in 1945” attached to this post is a copy of the "Flyer" for this well researched book written over a period of 10 years.

• I’ve also uploaded a documentary video that chronicles the life of Indian freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose and especially his journey in uboat U 180 , that sailed from Kiel , Germany on 9 February 1943 ,all the way to the Indian Ocean to meet up with a Japanese submarine that continued his journey to the East.

Yours,
Ibrahim
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Re: The Monsun U-Boats – WW2 German Submarines In Asia

Post by John_F » 14 Mar 2019 11:39

The account of U 188's cruise from Lorient to Penang and Singapore and then back to Bordeaux is detailed from the perspective of crew member Anton Staller in the book "Das Boot 188 - der Bericht des Matrosen Anton Staller" by Klaus Willmann.

The U-boat's log was captured by French resistance fighters in 1944 and handed to the British, the book contains a map of the cruise annotated in English.

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Re: The Monsun U-Boats – WW2 German Submarines In Asia

Post by Ibrahim Ahmad » 18 Mar 2019 07:27

Thank you for this info , @John_F , appreciate it.

Ibrahim,
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The account of U 188's cruise from Lorient to Penang and Singapore and then back to Bordeaux is detailed from the perspective of crew member Anton Staller in the book "Das Boot 188 - der Bericht des Matrosen Anton Staller" by Klaus Willmann.

The U-boat's log was captured by French resistance fighters in 1944 and handed to the British, the book contains a map of the cruise annotated in English.

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