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Rank Abbreviations
Posted by: Cazash ()
Date: August 25, 2020 05:34PM

Hi everyone

Can anybody give me any guidance as to the abbreviated rank information.

I have a list from good ole google of the german navy ranks - and I have a cross reference of the U31 POW's when she was captured in Nov 1940.

I am looking particularly at Wilheim Schnittger - shown StOStrm. What does that mean.

Schnittger, Wilhelm StOStrm. 22.11.1904 Bremerhaven 11.03.1940 off Wilhelmshaven Wilhelmzhaven. Block.Ea-105. U 31+

We think he was the recipient of a U Boat War Badge, and his effects were handed to my great uncle on the capture of U31 in Nov 1940.

The war badge has W Sch scratched into the back, and the only correlating name appears to be his.

Any advise or guidance would be greatly appreicated.

Thank you

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Rank Abbreviations Cazash 08/25/2020 05:34PM
Re: Rank Abbreviations Michael Lowrey 08/26/2020 03:45AM
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