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Much of this information, the data, the photos etc. comes directly from the veterans, the veterans' organizations and is the most accurate available anywhere..............much of this information is not even known elsewhere.
The 15th U-Bootflottille was "paper" flotilla only. It didn't exist. It was started as a Frontflottille (combat flotilla) based at Christiansand in southern Norway, but it was started in April 1945! The Flotillenchef was to be Ernst Mengersen who arrived on station 15 April 1945. This would have been a flotilla for coordination of the newly arriving Type XXI and XXIII boats arriving from the building yards in Germany as Bergen did not have enough space for more boats.
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Many thanks to our friend and Sharkhunters Member since
1987 GEORG HÖGEL for all the conning tower emblems used in our monthly
KTB Magazine and also here on the pages of our website. GEORG
was radioman aboard U-30, the first boat into combat, the first to
sink a ship (the liner ATHENIA) and the first into an occupied
French port. When that Skipper (Lemp) took command of U-110,
GEORG was one of the former crew to transfer to the new boat under Lemp.
After the war, he was Professor of Art at a major German university.
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