The What's New Archive
10:41 - U-boat commander files under update
Lot of work has been going on on the U-boat commander files (ranks, decorations and of which "officer crew" was he part). The crews part is 99,9% done and lot had been going on on ranks and decorations as well but it's not done. This work has been greatly assisted by very helpful contributions by two researchers who have sent material and spotted problems.
11:57 - Decorations for the men have been improved
I've rebuilt the decorations system and now each decoration is shown with its English translation of the name (this was mixed English/German before). Also this means each award we have a page for has been linked - previously only the Knights Cross was linked. I believe this is a much better - and simpler - solution.
Check of our page for FrgKpt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock for example of this.
15:01 - Schnorchel-equipped boats
I just installed a new and simple database to maintain the Schnorchel-equipped U-boat listing (the page itself was completely re-written also). This means that each such equipped U-boat, like U-826 and U-862, now has an entry on its page reflecting this. This entry in turn then points to the main Schnorchel pages. This should make this information much more visible on the site.
In addition to the items shown here above we made some 346 additions or changes in our databases during September 2007.