Fuerteventura used by U-boats prior to WW2 ?

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Fuerteventura used by U-boats prior to WW2 ?

Post by British Sapper » 30 Aug 2005 23:55

There seems to be some sparse info about regarding the idea that the Southern tip of Fuerteventura,Canary Isles, was at the very least, a R& R area for U-boat crews.

Anyone any further info on this ?

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Post by British Sapper » 11 Sep 2005 02:38

Just had a reply on the U-boat forum that the south of Fuerteventura, Spanish Canary Islands , was almost given to a German guy called Winter. There are websites with this info about Winter, and indeed the family home in the SW of 'Fuerte' is called Villa Winter.

A guy called Rainer pulled up a thread from the U-boat site and said that Winter was an Abwehr agent. This comes with no doubt.


I wonder though that Abwehr was riddled with double agents. The head of Abwehr was Admiral CANARIS, who was I think, executed as a traitor to Germany.

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