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U-509 commander Werner Witte

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    Does anyone know how I could find a photo of him?

    Rgds Jan

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    Does anyone know how I could find a photo of him?

    Rgds Jan
    I have a signed foto, as well as a signed handwritten letter, and 2 pages of text where in Werner tells his different assignments during his carreer, but also lists all the medals he won. I also have the envelope he sent it to the collector I bought it from. I have attached the foto and the envelope. The envelope is white, but I have darkened it with my computer so that you can see it easier. This is a GENUINE article, not a reproduction or a fraud!
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    Quote by schnellmann View Post
    I have a signed foto, as well as a signed handwritten letter, and 2 pages of text where in Werner tells his different assignments during his carreer, but also lists all the medals he won. I also have the envelope he sent it to the collector I bought it from. I have attached the foto and the envelope. The envelope is white, but I have darkened it with my computer so that you can see it easier. This is a GENUINE article, not a reproduction or a fraud!
    Thats Helmut Witte mate not Werner Witte.
    Cheers
    Dan

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    Does anyone know how I could find a photo of him?

    Rgds Jan
    OOOOPS! I posted Helmet, not Werner. sorry. Helmet won a RK, Werner did not. I mostly have only RK winners...

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    OOOOPS! I posted Helmet, not Werner. sorry. Helmet won a RK, Werner did not. I mostly have only RK winners...
    Possibly why there is no Photo of him! I will keep an eye out!
    Schnellmann... Nice photo by the way
    Dan

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    Soldaten who did NOT win the RK are extremely hard to find fotos of ! Especially Werner Witte, who died in 1943. Finding a SIGNED foto of Werner is going to be extremely difficult - if not impossible. Have fun trying.

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    So ist es. Es kann ganz unmöglich sein.

    Ihre Jan

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    Jan

    I can see why you are interested in him This from the great uboat.net - The U-boat Wars 1939-1945 and 1914-1918 and Allied Warships of WWII

    Werner Witte
    Korvettenkapitän (Crew 35)

    Successes
    5 ships sunk for a total of 29,091 GRT
    3 ships damaged for a total of 20,014 GRT
    1 ship a total loss for a total of 7,129 GRT


    Born 5 Jan 1915 Berlin-Friedenau
    Died 15 Jul 1943 (28) north-west of Madeira



    Ranks
    5 Apr 1935 Offiziersanwärter
    1 Jul 1936 Fähnrich zur See
    1 Jan 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
    1 Apr 1938 Leutnant zur See
    1 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant zur See
    1 Feb 1943 Kapitänleutnant
    1 Jul 1943 Korvettenkapitän

    Decorations
    Iron Cross 2nd Class
    Iron Cross 1st Class
    7 Jan 1944 German Cross in Gold (posthumous)


    U-boat Commands
    U-boat From To
    U-509 Sep, 1942 15 Jul 1943 (+) 3 patrols (196 days)

    Patrol info for Werner Witte

    U-boat Departure Arrival
    1. U-509 15 Oct 1942 Lorient 26 Nov 1942 Lorient Patrol 1, 43 days
    2. U-509 23 Dec 1942 Lorient 11 May 1943 Lorient Patrol 2, 140 days
    3. U-509 3 Jul 1943 Lorient 15 Jul 1943 Sunk Patrol 3, 13 days
    3 patrols, 196 days at sea

    Ships hit by Werner Witte
    Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
    26 Oct 1942 U-509 Anglo Mærsk (d.) 7,705 br SL-125
    27 Oct 1942 U-509 Pacific Star 7,951 br SL-125
    27 Oct 1942 U-509 Stentor 6,148 br SL-125
    28 Oct 1942 U-509 Hopecastle (d.) 5,178 br SL-125
    28 Oct 1942 U-509 Nagpore 5,283 br SL-125
    29 Oct 1942 U-509 Corinaldo (d.) 7,131 br SL-125
    30 Oct 1942 U-509 Brittany 4,772 br SL-125

    10 Feb 1943 U-509 Queen Anne 4,937 br CA-11
    2 Apr 1943 U-509 City of Baroda (t.) 7,129 br NC-9
    56,234
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Yes I know, Ihave a photo of one Werner Witte but in flieger costume with his greetings and thanks for a stay in Helsinki in 1941. I got confirmation however that U boat Witte never flew in the German airforce (though a few others U-boat commanders did). Nice photo though

    Rgds Jan

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