U 124

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U 124

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:03

This boat and persons followed is very interesting in my opinion. What do you think?

In October 1933 Georg-Wilhelm Schulz joined the Kriegsmarine as HSO, Handelschiffoffizier, after being in the merchant marine for 10 years. Later in September 1935 he joined the U-Boat section of the Kriegsmarine, and in January 1939, he was assigned to his first command. Between December 1939 and April 1940, Schultz was put on patrol near Norwegian waters, where he was sunk by British aircraft. Schulz was among 40 survivors.
U 124 was commissioned on the 11of June 1940; exactly 10 months after the boat had been laid down. Kapitänleutnant Wilhelm Schulz was placed first in command of U 124, followed by Oberleutnant zur See Johann Mohr. While only on his fourth patrol, Schultz dominated the waters when he sank 11 ships for a total of 52,379 tons and damaged two more. During August 1, 1940 to April 2, 1943, U 124 was responsible for the sinking of 48 ships, for a total of 224.953 tons, and damaged 4 ships for a total of 30.067 tons.
The Edelweiss insignia was chosen to represent the newly commissioned U 124. This decision was inspired by a large portion of the crew; mainly who were former men that had served on U 64. The crewmembers of U 64 had lost their great U-Boat in April 1940, but were saved from the Norwegian waters by members of a German Mountain division. This division signified a particular emblem of interest, the Edelweiss insignia.
From June 1, 1940 to August 1, 1940 the crew trained for departure into the great Atlantic, eventually serving a total of 11 patrols up until April 2, 1943. On this date U 124 was sunk west of Oporto; position 41.02N, 15.39W. Depth charges from the British corvette HMS Stonecrop and the sloop HMS Black Swan, had taken out all hands aboard U 124. During her life, the boat did not suffer a single casualty due to accidents or other mishaps.
After his service aboard U 124 Kptlt Schulz became the commander of Kriegsmarine Flotilla 6, which was first in Danzig before moving to St. Nazaire. Schulz was attached to the Staff of the Commander Training flotillas in Gotenhafen. It was here that he became a first admiral staff officer, and was also leader of a U-boat testing group. On the 22 of April, 1945 Georg-Wilhelm Schulz became the last commander of Flotilla 25.

IXB ocean-going submarine.


Georg-Wilhelm Schulz - Korvettenkapitän
(March 10, 1906 - July 5, 1986)

Sank 19 ships for a total of 89.886 tons
Damaged 1 ship for a total of 3.900 tons

Fähnrich zur See - January 1, 1934
Oberfähnrich zur See - September 1, 1935
Leutnant zur See - January 1, 1936
Oberleutnant zur See - October 1, 1937
Kapitänleutnant - April 1, 1939
Korvettenkapitän - April 1, 1943

Spanish Cross - June 6, 1939
U-Boat Badge - December 23, 1939
Iron Cross 1st Class - September 25, 1940
Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross - April 4, 1941

U-boat Commands:

January 5, 1939 - October 15, 1939
2 patrols (33 days)
December 16, 1939 - April 13, 1940
1 patrol (8 days)
June 11, 1940 - September 7, 1941
5 patrols (222 days)


Kapitänleutnant 'Jochen' Mohr was one of a few U-boat officers to spend their entire U-boat career on a single boat. He completed his first three patrols under the command of Kapitänleutnant Georg-Wilhelm Schulz.
Mohr had achieved a great success against enemy warships during his career. in November 1941, on his first patrol as commander, he sank the British light cruiser HMS Dunedin and in 1942 he sank Mimosa, a French corvette. On the night of May 12, 1942, Mohr sank four ships for a total of 21,784 tons.
On the night of April 3, 1943 west of Oporto, Portugal, Mohr and his entire crew perished by the hand of the British corvette HMS Stonecrop and the sloop HMS Black Swan.

Composed by Kapitänleutnant 'Jochen' Mohr while returning from the United States eastern coast.
The moon night is as black as ink
Off Hatteras the tankers sink
While sadly Roosevelt counts the score
Some fifty thousand tons.


Johann Mohr - Korvettenkapitän
(June 12, 1916 - April 3, 1943)

Sank 29 ships for a total of 135.067 tons
3 ships damaged for a total of 26.167 tons

September 26, 1934 - Seekadett
July 1, 1935 - Fähnrich zur See
Oberfähnrich zur See - January 1, 1937
Leutnant zur See - April 1, 1937
Oberleutnant zur See - April 1, 1937
Kapitänleutnant - September 1, 1941
Korvettenkapitän - April 1, 1943

Spanish Cross in Bronze - October 26, 1939
Iron Cross 2nd Class - November 29, 1939
Iron Cross 1st Class - May 4, 1941
U-Boat Badge - May 4, 1941
Knight’s Cross to the Iron Cross - March 27, 1942
Oak leaves to the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross - January 13, 1943
U-Boat badge with Diamonds
Medal for the Annexation of the Memel district


U-boat Commands:

September 8, 1941 - April 3, 1943
6 patrols (total of 269 days)

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The Crew

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:05

We'll start with the crew of U 124
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Das Boat_1

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:07

Numero UNO. I don't know if these pennants are of U-124, I was told yes, but think no.

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Das Boat_2

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:08

Here is the second set.
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Das Boat_3

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:09

Aaaaaah, what the hell, a third set of boat pictures.

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Yes, those are different photos below.
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Mohr

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:11

We'll start with Mohr before Georg-Wilhelm. Did you notice both the frog (4th flotilla) and the Edelweiss insignia in the above photos?

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Mohr_2

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:13

Mohr won the diamonds to the sub-badge by the way. I believe he was top 10 highest scoring aces as well, but you never hear about him on U-124.

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Mohr_3

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:14

Here is a poto of the Crew and another with Donitz and Georg-Wilhelm's RK. Thanks.

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Mohr's cake

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:15

Here is Mohr's b-day cake from the crew.

:lol:

I like this photo.
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Schulz_1

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:18

I like Georg-Wilhelm Schulz better, but I don't know why......

Here are his photos with that proud Edelweiss and his new KC.
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Schulz_2

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:20

Some more. Does Doenitz not look like he just shat himself and is smelling it?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by bmk1st » 17 Nov 2003 20:20

I was about to ask "where's the cake?" but never mind. :lol:

Cool pictures. Glad to know somebody still remember about U-124. It didn't have the same public fame as Prien's U-48 or Otto K. (sp?)'s U-99 did.

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Schulz_3

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:21

Ze last of Schulz.
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REINHARD HARDEGEN U 123 und Werner Henke - U 515

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:23

REINHARD HARDEGEN U 123 und Werner Henke - U 515

BOTH MEN SERVED ON U-124 AND LATER WON BIG AWARDS.
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Edelweiss insignia

Post by William Kramer » 17 Nov 2003 20:24

The reason I started to take an interest in the boat. Got this with an NCO visor that needed some TLC.....and not just a little.
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