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    Hi everyone. I am sharing a photo from my collection of a German submariner. It was taken in Kiel. I wonder if he was a part of the 1 in 4 that survived deep sea missions. Enjoy!

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    He looks like he was just a kid. Like you said, I wonder if he ever got old enough to shave...
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Its a sobering thought. Out of 33,470 men, only 6,573 survived.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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ID:	687434This was one of the 6000+. His name was Karl Wahnig of U802. I knew him well.

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    Hi everyone. I am sharing a photo from my collection of a German submariner. It was taken in Kiel. I wonder if he was a part of the 1 in 4 that survived deep sea missions. Enjoy!

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    He looks as though he is fresh out of the Marine -HJ

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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