Oberleutnant zur See (Crew 37b)
|Born||17 Sep 1918||Greifswald|
|Died||30 Sep 2001||(83)||Graytown, Ohio|
|U-971||1 Apr 1943||24 Jun 1944||1 patrol (17 days)|
The Oswego, New York (USA) Palladium newspaper, July-Sept., 1959, interviewed Walter Zeplien, then 40 years old, who was captain of the German freighter Trahsorie of the Poseidon Line, out of Hamburg. According to his he became a merchant marine captain after the war.
Zeplien apparently moved to the U.S. during the 1960s.
Patrol info for Walter Zeplien
|1.||U-971||21 May 1944||Kiel||23 May 1944||Marviken||3 days|
|2.||U-971||8 Jun 1944||Marviken||24 Jun 1944||Sunk||Patrol 1,||17 days|
Ships hit by Walter Zeplien
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