U 124

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Post by gideon » 12 Feb 2008 01:10

I just bought a junior officers visor cap and I think it has something to do with U 64 or U 124.

I know about the defense of Narvik and why the edelweiss flower is sewn on but can anyone id who might have worn it?

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It's an interesting item none-the-less...

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Re: U 124

Post by William Kramer » 09 Feb 2009 08:24

Hello again,

Here you can see the Edelweiss insignia on an overseas cap after the battle or Narvik.

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Re: U 124

Post by mxmike27 » 25 Jan 2011 01:11

I know this is an old thread but I just came upon it. I was looking for pictures of the U 124 when I happened across this website.
My uncle Teddy was on the Fircrest when it was sunk by the U 124 on 25 AUG 1940. He was 17 years old and was a steward. I've been looking for pictures of both the Fircrest and the 124. I'm glad I came upon these. I'd love to find some memrobelia dealing with both these vessels and build a little shrine for display.
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Re: U 124

Post by Takao » 25 Jan 2011 04:27

Have you read "Grey Wolf, Grey Sea", about the life of U-124, by E. B. Gasaway?

Have you found any pictures of the SS Fircrest? They seem to be impossible to find, even under the ship's other names SS Preradovic, SS Riol, and SS Riol I.

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Re: U 124

Post by Polar bear » 25 Jan 2011 16:30

hi,

btw that seems to be General Dietl in the left of the picture above

greetings, the pb
Peace hath her victories no less renowned than War
(John Milton, the poet, in a letter to the Lord General Cromwell, May 1652)

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Re: U 124

Post by mxmike27 » 26 Jan 2011 00:22

I have "Grey wolf, Grey Sea" but have'nt read it yet. I'll have to find some time to do that.
I have'nt found any pictures of the Fircrest. My mother wrote to Loyds of London and a few others but only got general info on the Fircrest and the U 124 and a crew list. I'm sure there are pictures out there somewhere.
I'd love to find a hat from the 124 as was mentioned in an earlier post.
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Re: Das Boat_2

Post by peter100 » 06 Mar 2011 23:26

all1knew wrote:Here is the second set.
Dear All1knew,

Very nice pictures and thank you for posting. I think the first picture in Das Boot_2 was not in 1940, but 1 st May 1941, when returning after sinking the Tweed etc. (see rings/life saver at the tower). Does somebody know to where they returned (which base)?

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Re: U 124

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Re: U 124

Post by tigre » 13 Nov 2019 00:56

Hello to all :D; more: Raid of the Admiral Scheer from October 1940 to April 1941.
From Admiral Scheer: The "HSK 8" [Schiff 41] (Kormoran) was first seen on March 16, 1941 at 07:08. It was observed that a submarine was diving. Twenty minutes later, he reappeared again. It was the U 124. The U boat carried the necessary parts to repair the worn out radar of the pocket battleship and cypher material. The three units met at 08:15 hours at position 03 00 N., 31 00 W (Grid ER89). However, the "Scheer" was running again at 12:50 hours, steering at 324º, speed 18 knots. The radio silence was broken at 19:37 hours to inform the Staff of Naval Operations that the "Scheer" was back home.
On board the U 124 were Kptlt. Georg-Wilhelm Schulz; IWO Oblt.z.S. Johann Mohr; IIWO Oblt.z.S. Werner Henke; ObStrm. Wilhelm Gerlach; Wachoffizierschüler Fähnrich zur See Dieter Bornkessel.
Sources: https://www.history.navy.mil/research/l ... cheer.html
https://historisches-marinearchiv.de/pr ... var2=wert2
https://www.ebay.de/itm/U-Boot-U-124-Be ... 0037.m2107
https://www.abc.es/cultura/20140726/abc ... 21228.html
Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: U 124

Post by tigre » 04 Jul 2020 02:55

Hello to all :D; more: RV Point 1941.
Sources: https://www.ebay.de/itm/U-Boot-U-124-Wa ... 0009.m1982
Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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