TO HOME PAGE
BACK TO VETERANS PAGE
SHARKHUNTERS Salutes Veterans
SIEGFRIED KOITSCHKA (225-1986)
SIEGFRIED KOITSCHKA was
born 6 August 1917 in Bautzen and was in the Naval Academy Class 1937a.
It is not well known that it was KOITSCHKA who sank the U.S. Navy
destroyer USS REUBEN JAMES five weeks before the US was in
the war. Okay, it was U-552 under command of
ERICH TOPP (118-1985) that sank the old "RUBE"
but KOITSCHKA was the I.W.O. aboard U-552 and
TOPP had KOITSCHKA make the attack on what they both thought
was one of the 50 old destroyers the USN had given to England.
Headed for home aboard U-616 under command of KOITSCHKA.
|Finally home safely with the girlfriends in Toulon|
SIEGFRIED KOITSCHKA was a strong, supportive
Member of Sharkhunters and a good friend. He hand signed some of our very rare fine art prints.
Click on the prints to see their descriptions.
"ALMOST HOME" "CONVOY IN SIGHT"
|At the Sharkhunters 2000 "Patrol in Paradise" SIEGFRIED KOITSCHKA is on the right end.|
Enjoy your morning coffee with
SIEGFRIED KOITSCHKA. Click on the
BACK TO HOME PAGE BACK TO VETERANS PAGE