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Korvettenkapitän Helmut Witte began his service aboard the light cruiser KÖLN on several patrols into Spanish waters, then was First Watchkeeping Officer with the torpedo boats.  He then transferred to destroyers and was aboard Z22 when it was sunk in the April 1940 Norway Action.  He then transferred to the U-Bootwaffe and was Watchkeeping Officer and Kommandantenschüler (Commander in Training) aboard U-107 under Günther Hessler.  He then became Skipper of U-159 and with that boat, he sank twenty-one ships totaling 114,084 gross tons.  He was decorated with the Knights Cross.

         
                                              
Formal shots of Witte

                           
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