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This is the place to discuss general issues related to the U-boat war or the war at sea in WWII. 

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5 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
Sorry to say that I wasn't much impressed by the German version : Hitlers Tor zum Atlantik: die deutschen Marinestützpunkte in Frankreich 1940 - 1945. Maybe not my cup of tea - a bit too dry. Best regards Eric-Jan
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5 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
Lorenzo, +davidson Post # 13, Kriegstagebuch entry for 17.10.1943. Best regards Eric-Jan
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6 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
Franklin, Yes please, those photos are most welcome by email. Best regards Eric-Jan
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6 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
Franklin, Can you show us your photos please. Best regards Eric-Jan
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7 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
It was great news for me, that after so many years and several search divings they finally located U 550. Research for the U 550 I did and still do did start nearly 25 years ago and still goes on, and I am still finding information. The research I do, I like to do it well, here an example of U 550. U 550 was my first sub. Well I like to research every piece of the historical puzzl
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8 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
BB. Recently a couple of photos for sale on ebay.de do show the lifting / salvage of a Seehund at Wilhelmshaven after the war. yours friendly Eric-Jan
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8 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
Hi Paul, Without any doubts, the photo you showed, is taken after the war in Waalhaven, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. yours friendly Eric-Jan
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8 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
Depends also in which Uboat you are interested in.....
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8 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
I did have three great evenings at the BBC ! yours friendly Eric-Jan
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9 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
Thanks John. As written in my reply, the information was taken from this site (Uboatnet). yours EJ
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9 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
The first patrol with U-196 became famous even though he sank only two ships of some 12,000 tons. But it was the longest patrol a U-boat or other submarine ever made in wartime. U-196 left Kiel on 13 March, 1943 and reached Bordeaux on 23 October, 1943, 225 days later.
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9 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
Hi Adam, This great site shows : 9 Oct 1944. U-978 carried out the longest Schnorchel patrol of the war, 68 days from Bergen, Norway on 9 Oct, 1944 to Bergen again on 16 Dec, 1944. This even surpassed the much more famous 66-day submerged run U-977 undertook while en route to Argentina to surrender there in August, 1945. yours friendly Eric-Jan
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9 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
Hi Harold, Can you tell me what the U 95 material was about, and did you buy it ? Thanks for an answer. yours friendly Eric-Jan
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10 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
KIA in Holland ? How - when - while he is burried at Berlin Spandau ? yours friendly Eric-Jan ------------------------------- Schimmelpfennig Vorname: Hartmut Dienstgrad: Matrose Geburtsdatum: 04.10.1919 Geburtsort: Den Haag Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 1945 Hartmut Schimmelpfennig ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Berlin-Spandau "In den Kisseln" (Bun
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11 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
Gentlemen, The book is a great reading, the only problem is that it isn't that historical at all. There is a small base that is historical correct, but much of it is fiction, actions that didn't happen at all. Horst Bredow once told me to read it as a novel, nothing more nothing less. "there is so much wrong in that book that I don't know where to start and where to end
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12 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
Thanks Hans-Ulrich. I didn't know exactly when the photo was taken, now I do !!! I like the Iron Cross 1st Class in cloth on his jacket, note that his version was private made. Later one of the engine-room cewmembers made a metal uboatbadge for use on Struckmeier's board-jacket. yours friendly Eric-Jan Bakker
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12 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
Thanks Vidart, I used the link. Lio, I have that photo too, but my version is more a portrait - without the lower part, where did you get this photo from ?. yours Eric-Jan
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12 years ago
Eric-Jan Bakker
How to see that photo ? Don't see it. yours EJ
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