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5th Convention - Chicago 1991

At the Welcome Dinner at the prestigious Adventurer’s Club; to the Museum of Science and Industry for a special tour of U-505; to the fun dinner at the headquarters of the German-American Police Association where the four German U-boat Skippers with us plus a US Navy gunnery officer were made honorary Chicago policemen; to USS SILVERSIDES for a thorough tour inside and outside of this marauder of the Pacific.

They started the diesels for us!




        
Honorary Chicago Police Officers

         
    Hans-Georg Hess (U-995)              Hermann Hoffmann  (U-172)         Oesten (U-61, U-106, U-861)
         Three of the four Skippers with us in Chicago.  Eberhard von Ketelhodt (U-712) was the other.

  
   Hess, Oesten, von Ketelhodt, Hoffmann and             Interview with Captain Hess on USS SILVERSIDES
   McCormick - Honorary Chicago Cops

Members enjoying themselves (below) include:
 

 

 Christian Reauleux, Hans-Georg Hess and Paul Gatzke  

 German spy Erich Gimpel and author Melanie Wiggins

              At one of our special dinners, this at a 1920's style Chicago "Speak easy".

You’ll be part of the outdoor luncheon of beer and bratwurst with the guys from SILVERSIDES and you’ll see the interview with Hans-Georg Hess (Knights Cross)for a local news broadcast.  We go to NTC Great Lakes where we were guests of the Admiral Commanding at a graduation of US Navy sailors.

 
             Captain Eberhardt von Ketelhodt                                     Lt. McCormick and Captain Oesten
               in the control room of U-505                                      "What's a torpedo between friends?"

We enjoyed our Farewell Dinner with some 125 SHARKHUNTERS Members and their guests – and the tour ends with the Chicago television interview with Captain Jürgen Oesten and LCDR Hal McCormick.  The ship on which McCormick was Gunnery Officer was sunk by Oesten in the South Atlantic.  This gave rise to McCormick's statement:
“What’s a torpedo between friends?”

 

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COOPER
 
HESS
 
OESTEN
DVD 82a     DVD 82b   DVD 82c







 
  DVD 4a   DVD 4b  DVD 4c   DVD 4d

DVD 42a   DVD 42b

DVD 43a   DVD 43b   DVD 43c

DVD 58a   DVD 58b   DVD58c

DVD 74a     DVD 74b
  DVD 60a   DVD 60b   DVD 60c

DVD 66a   DVD 66b   DVD 66c






 

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