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HANS  HILBIG (186-1986)

Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
Skipper of U-1230

 

HANS HILBIG (above and in his White Cap in the crew photo) was a quiet man and entered the war as a submarine commander late in the war.  While he did sink one ship, his one crowning achievement came in November 1944 when he brought his U-1230 all the way across the Atlantic and into Frenchman's Bay, Maine, to put two agents ashore.  These men were Abwehr Agent #146 ERICH GIMPEL (884-1988) and U.S. Navy deserter William Colepaugh.

   
Radioman HORST HASLAU   GIMPEL   Colepaugh

 

 

    Another very important member of the crew was Dr. HEINZ SCHLICKE (1820-1991), a top German scientist who later became part of the American Operation 'PAPERCLIP'.

Enjoy your morning coffee with HANS  HILBIG.  Click on the
image of the Sharkhunters Historic Coffee Mug here for more information.

 


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