Dönitz’s Crews

Autographed Photo of Engelbert Endrass, U-46

Autographed photo of Engelbert Endrass

Autographed photo of Engelbert Endrass, First Officer for Günther Prien on the U-47 at Scapa Flow. Endrass sank 118,528 tons of Allied shipping, before he was killed with his entire crew on the U-567, northeast of the Azores on December 21, 1941.

Autographed Photo of Engelbert Endrass, U-462015-09-07T12:47:35-06:00

Autographed Stationery of U-47 Crew from the Hotel Kaiserhof

Autographed stationery from the Hotel Kaiserhof

Several dozen U-47 crew-members, including Günther Prien at the bottom center, autographed the paper during the whirlwind tour of Berlin.  They stayed at this famous hotel.

Autographed Stationery of U-47 Crew from the Hotel Kaiserhof2015-09-07T12:49:18-06:00

Günther Prien and the crew of the U-47

Günther Prien and the crew of the U-47

Günther Prien and the crew of the U-47.  After the U-47 sank the HMS Royal Oak at Scapa Flow, Adolf Hitler invited the crew to Berlin and personally met then as shown here; on the far left is Grossadmiral Erich Raeder.  Prien later autographed the photo (lower right.)  Prien sank 162,769 tons of Allied shipping before he perished with all his crew on March 7, 1941, southwest of the Faroe Islands.

Günther Prien and the crew of the U-472015-09-07T12:52:48-06:00

Karl Dönitz

Karl Dönitz

Karl Dönitz, the commander of Germany’s U-boats from the beginning of the war to January 1944.  He was beloved by the sailors of the U-boat force.  Dönitz has autographed the photograph.

Karl Dönitz2012-10-15T21:53:06-06:00
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