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Posted: 15 November 2006 at 05:56 | IP Logged  

Hello!

I am new to this forum. I have been on several other ship and U-Boat Forums. My father is a Kriegsmarine Veteran. He was on U-69 and later U-805. He spent 14 months in a P.W. Camp here in the US. He returned to the U.S with my Mother and my brother in 1949. He was the Trop. tech. on U-805.  He is now 86 years old.  So that is the main reason for my interest in U-47 and U-Booten in general. I am also an avid modeler. I am currently working on a 1/72 Type VIIC/41 model of U-295. Complete with the two Bibers on board. I am also presently doing research on U-47. I want to build a 1/72 Type  VIIB converting the Revell Type C back to the earlier Type B.

Any help would be great!

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Welcome to the boards, Kamerad.

I know the forum is a little quiet, but we need all the new folks on here we can get - and who better than the son of a U-boat veteran!

If your father has any tales to tell of his years aboard this boats - especially U-69. Also, check your PM!

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Hello again,

My father has talked at different times about his U-Boote experiences. I asked him about the emblem on U-69. He says the emblems  were voted on by the whole crew. A large number of the crew were from the Holstien area of Germany and that is why the "Cow" was added to the emblems on the Boote.  Hope this helps answer the question.

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Thanks for this extra info Dan - I will add it to the narrative. It provides a slightly different angle from the one offered that the crew of U-69 were simply trying to create a variant of the U-47 emblem.

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Welcome dbauer nice to have you aboard.

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 Merry Christmas To All !

Here's to hoping your New Year will be grander than the Last!!

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