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GEORG WILHELM SCHULZ (162-1986)
Kriegsmarine, U-Boat Commander
by some as the most handsome U-Boat Skipper in the entire Fleet, he was
also called "Vatty" Schulz, meaning
Papa Schulz because he helped train so many Skippers including
REINHARD HARDEGEN (102-1985), Joachen Mohr and Werner Henke.
Many are not aware how the
Edelweiß came to be the conning Turmabzeichen (conning tower emblem) of
U-124. When SCHULZ had his first command,
U-64, he was caught in Rombaksfjord by Royal Navy aircraft of
the 700 Squadron flying off HMS WARSPITE. U-64 was
sunk and only a handful of men made it to the surface.
............but what of this other
turmabzeichen? Where did it originate? Some believe,
incorrectly, that this was the emblem of one of the other Skippers of
U-124 but that is not correct. REINHARD HARDEGEN
(102-1985) told us the story.
We did not get to know or to have much correspondence with SCHULZ as shortly after he became a Member, he passed away. His Membership was continued with his wife, Eleonore, in his place. Sharkhunters President HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) had dinner with her one evening in Hamburg and said that she was fine lady with great class.
Below are random photos of GEORG WILHELM SCHULZ
|Heading out to sea - clean shaven||Returning from patrol - not so clean shaven|
|Captain on the Bridge||Funkmaat in the 'Funkraum'|
|Photo taken from one of the 'heavies'||Survivors on a calm sea|
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GEORG WILHELM SCHULZ. Click on the
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