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HERBERT ZOLLER (366-1987)
HERBERT ZOLLER, by accounts
from DETLEV ZIMMERMANN 247-1987,
planesman aboard U-315 under command of ZOLLER -
but his life was filled with bad luck.
When GŁnther Prien (U-47)
made their way into Scapa Flow to sink the battleship HMS ROYAL
OAK, it was very early in the war and there was little defense.
It was not easy, but it was possible. When ZOLLER was given
the task of sinking ARCHANGELSK, it was late in the war;
anti-submarine tactics and equipment were greatly improved. The
entrance to Kola Fjord was well guarded by ASW ships as well as a
well-placed anti-submarine net.
After the war, ZOLLER went into
various business ventures, all of which failed. This was highly unusual,
as almost all the surviving U-Boat men, especially the officers, were extremely
successful after the war. He ultimately died in a nursing home, more or
less financially ruined.
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