U 195

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U 195

Post by POW » 25 May 2002 19:30

Who knows details to U-195? After the testimony of the former crewmember (Obergefreiter M. Müller) are buried at the Arca-Cikopo-Selatan cemetery following sailors:

Oblt. u. LI U 196
Dr. Ing. H. Haake
*1914 +30.11.44

Leut. Ing
Wilhelm Jens
*7.11.1907 +12.10.45

Kapt. Leutnant
Hermann Tangermann
*11.10.1910 +23.8.45

Oblt. z.S.
Friederich Steinfeld
*15.12.1914 +30.11.45

Eduard Onnen
*14.12.1906 +15.4.45

Leutnant z.S
W. Martens
*… +10.45

Willi Petschow
*31.12.1912 +28.9.45

Oblt. z.S
Willi Schlummer
*… +12.10.45

Note that most sailors died far AFTER WW2 ended. On the tombstone of the commander Friedrich Steinfeld Mr. Müller placed some flowers and following poem:
Zweiter Weihnachtstag 1999

Hier stehe ich nun an Deinem Grab
Keiner der mir je den Auftrag gab
Als Einziger von Deinem Boot
55 Jahre nach Deinem Tod
Im Namen Aller möchte ich Deiner gedenken,
noch einmal einen Blick in die Vergangenheit lenken.

Java, Bogor 26. Dezember 1999
M. Müller ehm. Obgf. auf U 195

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Post by Andy H » 25 May 2002 20:46

U195 was a Type IXD2 and was commandeered (Became I-506) by the Japanesse in the Far East when Germany surrendered. The U195 was a cargo converstion.

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hi POW

Post by rkoy » 25 May 2002 23:04

what is arca-cikopo selaten ? and could you translate the last part where m muller laet at that cemetary in 1999 thanks rodney

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Post by Polynike » 25 May 2002 23:26

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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 16 May 2004 18:37

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Post by Simon Gunson » 02 Apr 2005 03:15

U-195 was not a type IX-D2 (armed with torpedoes) but rather a type IX-D1 with forward torpedoes removed and a forward cargo compartment substituted. Her sister U-180 was sunk by a mine in the Gironde estury leaving for the Far East after the Normandy invasion.

U-195 sailed from Bordeaux on 21 August 1944, arriving Djakarta with six V-2 rockets amongst other cargo on 28 December 1944. She left for europe on 21 January 1945 and I believe refuelled othe U-boats at sea in the Indian Ocean, being forced to return to Djakarta in March 1945.

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