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The 8. U-Bootflottille (8th U-Boat Flotilla) was an Ausbildungsflottille flotilla that basically was a training flotilla but where boats fresh out of training and sea trials would be assigned pending their assignment to a Frontflottille.  The 8th was formed at Königsberg (Kaliningrad, Russia today) then moved to Danzig (now Gdansk) January 1945.

Flotillenchefs were:
     Korvettenkapitän GEORG WILHELM SCHULZ (162-1986) from October 1941 until January 1942
     Korvettenkapitän Hans Eckermann from January 1942 until January 1943
     Korvettenkapitän Werner von Schmidt from January 1943 until April 1944
     Kapitän zur See Bruno Mahn from January until March 1943 (interim)
     Fregettenkapitän Hans Pauckstadt from April 1944 until January 1945

GEORG WILHELM SCHULZ                          Hans Eckermann

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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.