“Yesterday’s Enemies are Today’s Friends!”
Here we tell you about veterans in Membership with a short biography and if we have no photos.
NOTE – The first number is the Membership Number, the second is the year the Member joined – NOT their death.
4-1983 WALTER SCHWEIDER, United States Army. Shipped aboard RMS QUEEN MARY for the ride to the South Pacific to fight against the Japanese.
5-1983 MIKE EPSTEIN, United States Army, 82nd Airborne. Was crew chief on helicopters. After his service, became a real estate tycoon in Chicago. He founded and was Executive Director of the IAAV (International Association of Airborne Veterans) and organized jump trips in many countries for military jump qualified veterans who jumped with the army of that country.
9-1983 ALBERT ROHDE, Kriegsmarine. The radioman aboard U-957 and later aboard U-2551, both under command of Gerd Schaar.
12-1983 JOHN WATTS, United States Army, Intelligence. JOHN was a translator in the 1950’s; office in the I. G. Farben Building.
13-1983 BILL REED, United States Navy, destroyer veteran. After his service, BILL founded a company (RamCo) that built very high-tech and very expensive mirrors for upscale motorhomes. They were heated and did not vibrate – his mirrors were standard equipment on coaches that cost one million dollars and more. BILL was a multi-millionaire but he never acted that way – he was just one of the guys. BILL served on our Sharkhunters Advisory Board. CLICK TO VISIT OUR ADVISORS PAGE
14-1983 GOTTFRIED KÖNIG, Kriegsmarine. Kapitänleutnant KÖNIG was I.W.O. aboard U-181 at the end of the war.
21-1983 HORST BREDOW, Kriegsmarine. Was commissioned late in the war. HORST is the founder and director of the U-Boat Archives in Germany, an incredible archive filled with huge amounts of documents, photos and more.
30-1984 RICHARD FREITAG, United States Navy, Submarines. DICK rode USS BLUEBACK during the war, but his biggest contribution to this history came in the early 1950’s in Chicago. DICK was a major asset getting U-505 to Chicago and doing a large part of the boat’s restoration.
33-1984 GÜNTHER PAGENSTECHER, Kriegsmarine, U-Boats. II.W.O. aboard U-234
35-1985 CHARLES HIGHAM, Researcher, Author, highly regarded expert on secret parts of WW II
38-1984 DIETRICH-ALFRED von dem BORNE, Kriegsmarine, U-Boats; Gunnery Officer U-156. On a peaceful Sunday morning, U-156 lay just offshore Aruba in the Caribbean, ready to destroy the fuel tanks at Standard Oil’s Lago Refinery with the 10.5cm deck gun. A family was walking past the tanks on their way to church, so von dem BORNE held fire to let them safely pass. When he gave the order to fire, the deck gun exploded and steel splinters flew everywhere – he had forgotten to remove the watertight plug in the muzzle! The gunner was dead and von dem BORNE‘s foot was blown off. Strangely, Hartenstein did not rush U-156 back to Lorient and his base with the 2nd U-Bootflottille but rather to the French island of Martinique in the Caribbean – at a time when Roosevelt and Churchill believed that this island and others were all too friendly with German ships and U-Boats. von dem BORNE steadfastly refused to tell us anything about that Feindfahrt (war patrol).
55-1985 ZEL EATON; retired “Spook“; served ten years on our Advisory Boatd. TO THE ADVISORS PAGE
70-1984 STEVE TOMAN, United States Navy. STEVE served a hitch in the U. S. Navy in the capacity of an eye doctor.
71-1984 SIEGFRIED-FRANZ GROßMANN, Hitler Youth
72-1984 PAUL POLIDORI, United States Army Air Force. PAUL was a ‘JUG‘ pilot…..he flew a P-47 Thunderbolt in Europe during the war. After the war, he returned to the family farm in Mundelein, Illinois (outside Chicago) and began to buy warbirds. They were cheap – usually just pay for the fuel in the tanks. He built an air museum with its own airstrip and parked all along the strip were fighter planes and medium bombers of the USAAF, the RAF and he even had six ME 109‘s in crates. He was flying his Cessna 172 over his air museum at about 1,200 feet when his passenger suffered a massive heart attack. This passenger, a big man slumped forward on the controls, putting the plane into a nose dive and at that low altitude, there was no way to recover.
73-1984 JAK MALLMANN SHOWELL is a highly accomplished researcher/writer of the history of the U-Bootwaffe. His biological father, Jakob Mallmann, was lost in combat aboard U-377. His mother later married a British submariner named Showell.
79-1984 DAVID BERNAHL was a linebacker for the Chicago Bears then for the Dallas Cowboys. After football he became an importer of diamonds and other jewels.
84-1984 HERB SPOHR, United States Marines.
87-LIFE-1985 FRAN DARCANGELO; United States Air Force Intelligence
89-1985 JOACHIM GRUTZMANN, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He was the Editor of “Schaltung Küste“, the magazine of the VDU (Verband Deutschen U-Bootfahrer or German Submarine Veterans Association). The magazine title means ‘Switching the Coast’…..when the U-Boats returned from a Feindfahrt (war patrol) and got close to the French coast in the Bay of Biscay, they would switch their radio receivers from one base to another to triangulate their position along the coast and thereby plot their course to their homeport.
101-1985 Professor MICHAEL GANNON, former history professor at University of Florida; an author who wrote “Rebel Bishop“, “Operation Drumbeat” and “Black May”
106-1985 HEINZ F-K GUSKE Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He was initially attached the FdU headquarters in Kerneval just outside Lorient on the Brittany coast as a Funkgefreiter (radioman). He rode U-764, also as radioman and caused quite a stir many years after the end of the war. He wrote a book entitled “The Logbook of U-764” in which he claimed that Captain von Bremen falsified his log entries and claimed some attacks when he did not even fire any torpedoes. We met with Captain von Bremen and he said that the claims made by GUSKE in his book were totally false. von Bremen reminded us that he had to write the entry in the ship’s log then it had to be counter-signed by the Officer of the Watch and also the Torpedo Officer. Then entries had to be made in the torpedo firing book, listing each torpedo fired by serial number, when it was fired and under what circumstances and that book also had to be counter signed by those two officers.
The crew members we spoke with also said that it was impossible to falsify the logbook in such a fashion; that everyone would know of it. It was also stated that GUSKE was quite radical in his beliefs and was not well liked by most of the crew.
117-1985 J. deNAVARRE MACOMB United States Navy, Intelligence.
119-1985 WILLIAM BOWNE United States Navy. Lt. Cdr. BOWNE was a fighter pilot flying off USS GUADALCANAL during the hunt for and subsequent capture of U-505.
131-1985 NEIL COSENTINO, United States Navy fighter pilot.
133-1985 WALTER KNOCH, Kriegsmarine; minesweeper crewman.
134-1985 ED MACK, United States Navy. Gunnery officer on USS BIG HORN which was a tanker made over into a “Q” ship.
135-1985 Mrs. EILEEN CARRON, Publisher of the Nassau TRIBUNE and daughter of Sir ETIENNE duPUCH (153-1985). Sharkhunters President HARRY COOPER wrote some articles for the Tribune about the drug smugglers in the Bahamas while he lived there on his sailboat – including the time he was caught taking photographs on a remote island and was nearly shot by drug smugglers.
138-1985 JOHN McLAUGHLIN; Known as “Big John“, an underwater photographer who worked with RICOU BROWNING (60-1984) on many projects, including “Passion in Paradise” which covered the wartime murder of Sir Harry Oakes in which his son-in-law Count ALFREDO di MARIGNY (2172-1992) was the one and only suspect.
NOTE – The first number is the Membership Number, the second is the year the Member joined – NOT their death.
142-1985 HANS GARTMANN, Kriegsmarine
145-1985 TED TURNER, founder of CNN, businessman, yachtsman
146-1985 Professor TOM MACKIN, High School Music Director, he conducted his band in the ‘Kretschmer March’; the first time this stirring piece of music was heard since the end of World War Two. TOM served ten years on our Advisory Board. TO THE ADVISORS PAGE
150-1985 Professor JÜRGEN ROHWER, Historian
157-1985 KARL-ERNST PFAFF, Cargo Officer aboard U-234 when they surrendered in the USA with a top-secret cargo consigned to the Japanese Army. Among the human cargo was Luftwaffe General Ulrich Kessler and his staff, a Navy Fleet Judge named Kai Nessling, two Japanese officers/technicians, Dr. HEINZ SCHLICKE (1820-1991) who was one of the world’s leading scientists in his field.
163-1986 JOCHEN AHME, Kriegsmarine. JOCHEN rode the U-Boats and many years later, he was Editor in Chief of the magazine of the U-Boat Veterans, “Schaltung Küste” which means ‘Switching the Coast“. When the boats would reach the outer limits of the Bay of Biscay, they would switch from radio channel to radio channel to get a line on the various radio transmitters and by triangulation, could determine their position. He always made sure that a copy of this magazine was sent to Sharkhunters Headquarters.
166-1986 MARC COHEN, United States Navy, Seabees. Served ten years on our Advisory Board. TO THE ADVISORS PAGE
170-1986 HARRY SCHONAU, He was Skipper of his own one-man submarine at the end of the war.
171-1986 MEL FISHER, Treasure Hunter. He found the sunken treasure ship ATOCHA but his son was killed in the salvage operation.
179-1986 EDWARD RUMPF, one of the world’s leading experts on the Arctic Sea U-Boats. EDDIE served ten years on our Sharkhunters Advisory Board and you can see the Board Members by clicking here TO THE ADVISORS PAGE
180-1986 MAX JUSTO GUEDES; Rear Admiral, Navy of Brazil
181-1986 HANS GRÄBERT, U-Bootfahrer
187-1986 HUGH LATHAM, Commander, U. S. Navy
188-1986 FRANZ SCHATTAUER, U-Bootfahrer
189-1986 MARTIN SCHAEFFER, U. S. Navy Submarine veteran. MARTY was an open, gregarious guy who always managed to insert himself into any and all photos being taken at any gathering or reunion. He was instrumental in getting a plaque honoring the 3,505 U.S. Navy submarine sailors lost in the war placed at the German Navy Memorial in Kiel. He worked very hard to have these plaques placed at many such Memorials and was tireless at keeping the memories of the United States Navy Submarine Service alive. Some years ago he was on his way to another such effort and, as a retiree from the American Military, he was entitled to fly free from an American base. He was early for his plane so he walked across the street to a coffee shop and got some refreshments to take along on the flight. He stepped into the street right in the path of an oncoming vehicle that could not stop in time…………………
201-1986 “ROCK” ROCKCASTLE – United States Navy.
204-1986 RICHARD COLE – United States Navy
208-1986 MASON LOGIE – Scuba diver who spent a great deal of time diving the scuttled World War One German Fleet at Scapa Flow.
209-1986 OTTO DIETZ – Here was a really fun guy; your stereotypical “swabbie” who was always chasing skirts or very drunk – or both. His rating was Sanistaatsmaat (medical corpsman) and he was initially assigned on board U-180, a really rare Type IX-D1 boat. Only two of these boats were made – understandably so, as they were useless in combat and so, were assigned various “mule” and “Spook” missions. On one such mission, U-180 was transporting Indian Nationalist Leader Subhas Chandras Bose and his assistant Dr. Hassan to a meeting with a Japanese boat in the Indian Ocean. Since there was no combat and no action, OTTO had a pretty easy time and spent many hours talking with Bose and learning a lot about this plan to organize Indian prisoners of the Japanese and send them against the British in the Far East. Unfortunately, it also gave OTTO plenty of time to drink the booze he had hidden away aboard.
On returning to the boat one night while dockside in Bordeaux (the 12th U-Bootflottille), he was drunk and worse yet, some bottles fell out from under his coat and smashed on the deck. That was too much, and OTTO was transferred to a “punishment battalion” on the Russian Front; sent there more or less to die in the snow. Fortunately for OTTO, the Russian sniper wasn’t a very good sniper and when OTTO was shot, the wound was not fatal. He was sent back to hospital in Hamburg where he recovered. Upon being fully recovered, the hospital would not let him return to action – he was a medical corpsman and they kept him on duty there in the hospital. Once again, fate smiled on him because he was in a safe duty station, far from the battlefield.
Fate took another twist with OTTO. His former I.W.O. from U-180 was dating one of the nurses in that hospital and one day he came to see his girlfriend and there was his former Sanistaatsmaat OTTO DIETZ. That was Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve Harald Lange who was on his way to take command of U-505 and he needed a medical corpsman aboard, so he took OTTO with him. There was the next twist of fate for OTTO. Late in the war when his comrades were dying in huge numbers in the Battle of the Atlantic, OTTO was captured when U-505 was captured on 4 June 1944. OTTO was with us for several Sharkhunters “Patrols“….he was always fun to have along and was a great guy.
219-1986 WERNER LANGNER, U-Bootfahrer
222-2985 HEINZ HOCH, U-Bootfahrer. He rode U-720 and U-479
223-1986 GROVER McLEOD, United States Navy, Submarines
224-1986 FRANK TORRES, United States Navy, Submarines. He always signed his letters DBF! (Diesel Boats Forever)
229-1986 KONRAD MÜLLER, U-Bootfahrer who rode U-256
231-1987 NAOMI DESIDERIO, Author of books about submarines
232-1987 MICHAEL WOOTEN, United States Marine veteran and one of the most incredibly talented military artists we have ever seen.
234-1987 HEINZ HASSE, U-Bootfahrer
238-1987 NAUTILUS SUBMARINE MUSEUM, U.S. Navy
242-1987 CARL KROCH – former partner of Kroch and Brentanno’s, at one time the largest single bookstore in the world.
243-1987 JOHN DOHR, United States Navy – WW II combat destroyerman
244-1987 ROBERT NELSON, United States Coast Guard in WW II
245-1987 FORREST DANA, United States Navy. “BUD” served ten years on our Sharkhunters Advisory Board and you can see the Board Members by clicking here TO THE ADVISORS PAGE
265-1987 WARREN BROWN MD, United States Navy. “DOC” BROWN served ten years on our Sharkhunters Advisory Board and you can see the Board Members by clicking here TO THE ADVISORS PAGE
267-1987 ANGELO FAGELLO, United States Navy, combat submarine service in WW II
273-1987 MARCOS RIGOS, Greek navy, combat submariner
276-1987 HEINZ FORSCHBACH, U-Bootwaffe – he rode U-347 then U-1024
277-1987 GERARD PETERS, U-Bootwaffe – he rode U-480 and U-163
278-1987 HEINZ RICHTER, U-Bootwaffe – he rode U-352
279-1987 LOTHAR WESSOLY, U-Bootwaffe – he rode U-352
280-1987 VINZ NOSCH, U-Bootwafe – he rode U-68 then U-66
281-1987 KURT KRUGER, U-Bootwaffe – he rode U-352
285-1987 TODD BOYERS, United States Navy, Weapons Instructor
286-1987 HAROLD GAY, United States Army, Vietnam chopper pilot, nephew of GEORGE GAY (3300-1993)
287-1987 BRITT SKOGSTAD, United States Navy; Navigation Officer, USS SUNFISH
289-1987 HARRY CULLEN, United States Navy (Ret.)
293-1987 WILLIAM BAUER, United States Navy – he rode USS MUIR
295-1987 WILLIAM LEHMBECK, United States Navy
296-1987 PAUL SAURER, United States Navy
299-1987 MIKE KOSS, researcher who knows more about U-235 than anyone
307-1991 FLOYD JACK, Major United States Army
312-1987 DAVID GRAHAM, United States Coast Guard – heavy North Atlantic combat action aboard USCGC SPENCER
317-1987 LOUIS CAFIERO, United States Merchant Marine
319-1987 ARMOND NOBLE, United States Army, Vietnam veteran, publisher of MILITARY Magazine
321-1987 RAY LANKHEIM, United States Navy. RAY had several intersects with other Sharkhunters Members. He was a gunner aboard sub chaser PC.565 off the U.S. east coast when they sank U-521 on 2 June 1943. The only survivor of U-521 was the Skipper, KLAUS BARGSTEN (328-1987) and when he bobbed to the surface, RAY swung his twin 20mm mount around to kill him – they were under orders to kill all the U-Bootfahrer. He saw BARGSTEN struggling in the water and he couldn’t bring himself to, as he put it, to “kill this poor bastard in the water” and BARGSTEN was taken prisoner. During our Sharkhunters First Annual Convention (1987 Patrol in Paradise), RAY and HANS-GEORG HESS (125-1985) became friends and as they talked, they realized that HESS, Skipper of U-995, fired two torpedoes at the destroyer RAY was aboard later in the war. A lookout aboard the tin can spotted the torpedoes and they swerved away from them. When RAY asked HESS what did he think about missing, HESS slammed his hand down on the bar and said, “Well I’m glad I missed! We have more time for beer now.” Sadly, their friendship lasted only six months – RAY got into an argument with his next-door neighbor over a fence. The neighbor shot RAY dead……….a sad ending for a veteran.
326-1987 JACK KAHN, Director of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. He replaced Vic Danelov in that position, which was fortunate for U-505 at that Museum. Danelov didn’t like anything German and he didn’t want the U-Boat there. He paid a scrap dealer to empty two entire storerooms of spare parts off U-805 that were meant to maintain U-505 for decades. JACK stopped the rush to ‘lose’ U-505 and did a great deal to improve the U-505 exhibit and the Museum itself. We were sorry to see JACK retire as his replacement isn’t on the same level.
332-1987 KEITH KRAFT, United States Navy. He was crew aboard USS COD and USS ALBACORE.
333-1987 ROBERT THEW, Captain, United States Navy. Captain BOB spent almost all of his Naval career in ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence) and upon retiring from the Navy, he went into the NSA (National Security Agency……it is so secret that it is sometimes referred to as “No Such Agency“) where he became a Senior Intelligence/Crypto Analyst. It was Captain BOB who first confirmed that DON ANGEL ALCAZAR de VELASCO (157-1987) was indeed, the spy he claimed to be and that he did indeed, meet with Adolf Hitler in August 1952. It is all covered in the book “Escape from the Bunker!” You can read it for yourself if you click on the link. BOW THEW served ten years on our Sharkhunters Advisory Board and you can see the Board Members by clicking here TO THE ADVISORS PAGE
336-1987 JACK INGRAM – Head of the NSA Museum in Washington DC. It had an unlisted telephone number, no street address and was not open to the public.
341-1987 FRANK TAGEN, United States Navy, Armed Guard on merchant ships.
345-1987 JOHN SCHIMOLER, United States Army, Sergeant.
346-1987 HARRY KANE, United States Army Air Force. KANE was the pilot of the Lockheed Hudson that sank U-701 under command of HORST DEGEN 116-1985. KANE and DEGEN became friends after the war.
347-1987 GEORGE MIDDLETON, United States Navy. MIDDLETON was the pilot of the blimp that spotted HORST DEGEN 116-1985 and the other survivors on U-701. He dropped life rafts, water and food to them as they waited to be rescued.
348-1987 HERBERT WEISE, Kriegsmarine, crewman aboard U-559.
350-1987 MARINUS BEY, Captain of SS ZAANDAM sunk by U-174
351-1987 JIM HARGIS, United States Marines – combat veteran
NOTE – The first number is the Membership Number, the second is the year the Member joined – NOT their death.
363-1987 INGE MOLZAHN, Daughter of Hans Kaupf, Skipper of U-632
365-1987 FRED WELLNER, Kriegsmarine. L.I. on U-137, U-409, U-642 and U-3518
368-1987 WOLFGANG BENZINO, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
373-1987 MICHAEL COMBS, United States Navy, medical corpsman
378-1987 CHARLIE RICH, United States Army then worked 36 years at Sikorsky Helicopter without missing one day of work and without being late once in all those years.
383-1987 NYLE MONDAY, United States Army, chopper pilot
395-1987 WALTER GIBB, United States Merchant Marine officer in the war
401-1987 JOHN RYAN, United States Navy. JOHN was responsible for going in country in Vietnam to blow up any American assets that had to be left behind, including downed aircraft, to prevent them from falling into enemy hands. He was Godfather to SEAN PARTICK COOPER (¼-LIFE-1987). Sadly, JOHN apparently experienced too much Agent Orange while in Vietnam and did not see his 51st birthday. JOHN RYAN served ten years on our Sharkhunters Advisory Board and you can see the Board Members by clicking here TO THE ADVISORS PAGE
424-1988 MICHAEL AMMANN, United States Navy, torpedoman
428-1988 REX CHENOWETH, United States Navy, on commissioning crew USS OSAX (SS 484)
430-1988 ROY HOFFMANN, United States Navy, first XO on USS REQUIN from commissioning
439-1988 WILLIAM FASOLO, United States Navy; he rode USS SEA OWL, USS TORSK and USS GRENADIER
445-1988 C. O. SMITH, United States Navy, Submarines
449-1988 WILLIAM FOLKES, United States Navy, ONI
450-LIFE-1988 Dr. THAD LAYTON, United States Air Force, later NSA. Intelligence analyst. After leaving the Intelligence Field, Dr. Layton was a university professor, lecturer, researcher and is in private practice in the field of medicine.
456-1988 H. G. PHIPPS, United States Army, World War Two
460-1988 RODNEY WOOD, Photographer – was assigned to film the phantom wreck of an experimental U-Boat sunk in the Turks and Caicos Islands found by another so-called historian named Roger Miklos. Naturally, when RODNEY and the crew arrived – the boat could not be found and Miklos quickly evaporated.
466-1988 HUGH DOYLE, United States Navy, Submarines. He rode USS FLASHER
469-1988 RUSSELL ARCHUT, United States Navy, combat destroyer veteran.
472-1988 THOMAS MARKER, United States Navy, Submarines – was at Pearl Harbor on December 7th.
479-1988 JOSEPH MALTBY, United States Navy, Submarines. COB (Chief of the Boat) USS CROAKER; five war patrols
482-1988 BRIAN PESSARO, United States Navy, Officer Cadet
483-1988 HORST HICKMANN, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
492-1988 EDWARD TOWNS, United States Navy, Submarines
498-1988 JOHN J. REDLER, United States Coast Guard, WW II combat
505-1988 FRANZ SELINGER, Researcher – he found the remote weather station placed in Canada by a U-Boat
512-1988 WILLIAM BRUCKART, United States Navy; XO on five different submarines
516-1988 RON CHINN, United States Army, Sergeant
519-1988 CHARLES THOMPSON, United States Navy, Lieutenant
521-1988 MILES GRAHAM, United States Navy, Submarines. Enlisted man during WW II and he was part of the prize crew that brought U-2513 to the USA from Europe. Became an officer and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
523-1988 LaVERNE NORDENBERG, United States, Submarines. ‘Red’ rode USS SARGO on most of her war patrols.
525-1988 RICHARD BRIGHT, United States Merchant Marine. He was 1st Mate on the nuclear powered cargo ship SAVANAH, then a Panama Canal pilot
533-1988 ARTHUR MOORE, United States Merchant Marine.
536-1988 LOUIS MARI, United States Merchant Marine.
552-1988 EBERHARD KÄMPER, Naval Attaché, Federal Republic of Germany.
556-1988 KARL-FRIEDERICH NIEKE, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe; I.W.O. aboard U-515
558-1988 NEAL HAMILTON, United States Navy, Submarines – “Ham” rode USS BARB in the war.
559-1988 JOHN PAUL PHILLIPS, United States Navy – served aboard USS MISSOURI (BB 63)
560-1988 HERBERT FRÖHLICH, Kriegsmarine – Officer aboard GRAF SPEE
563-1988 JEFF CRAWFORD, Assistant Curator, USS BOWFIN Memorial
564-1988 MIKE STEVENSEN, Publisher, Navy Life Magazine
565-1988 GEORG WEIß, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
567-1988 HEINRICH BÖHM, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
568-1988 RICHARD WRIGHT, United States Coast Guard WW II combat veteran
589-1988 HARRY DECKER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
598-1988 LAWRENCE WEBSTER, Historian, crash site locator
603-1988 IAN McDERMOTT, Royal Navy aboard HMS BEAGLE
605-1988 JOSEPH BURGES, United States Navy, Submarines. JOE was a Brit who came to live in the US and joined the Navy. He had several war patrols aboard USS BLENNY. He is our all-time new Member recruiter.
621-1988 JULIANNE HESS, Daughter of our friend HANS GEORG HESS
627-1988 JOSEF “SEPP” KRAUS, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. ‘SEPP‘ was the radioman aboard U-505 and was the youngest member of the crew.
628-1988 HERBERT HUMPHRIES, treasure hunter, owner of a large resort hotel on the island of Grand Cayman, owner of a large diesel engine company who had employed KARL-ERNST PFAFF (157-1985), the cargo officer aboard U-234 under JOHANN-HEINRICH FEHLER (32-1984) when that boat surrendered in the US with 560 kilos of uranium aboard.
640-1988 ED OWENS, United States Navy, Submarines. ED rode USS REQUIN (SS 481) post war. The boat was a Memorial in Tampa and when the idiot mayor of Tampa so badly mis-handled this boat that she was about to scrap the boat, ED and HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) rented a compressor truck, blew the ballast tanks and had the boat moved to another place on the Hillsborough River. The boat was later moved to the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh where she is much better treated than she was in Tampa. ED was a police officer in a small Florida town and sadly, he succumbed to cancer far too early in life.
641-1988 JOHN J. FLEMING, United States Coast Guard. JOHN served aboard USCGC DIONE and had action against U-552 under ERICH TOPP (118-1985) with no outcome. JOHN became a medical doctor after the war.
653-1988 JOHN KAMMERER, United States Navy, Submarines. Naturally, boot camp was NTC Great Lakes then by train to Groton where he underwent Submarine School as well as Quartermaster School (Seaman Apprentice). He received orders for USS BARB (SSN 596) in Pearl Harbor but then went to Yokosuka to ride the boat back to Pearl from WestPac. BARB went into the repair yard so JOHN was TAD to USS PLUNGER (SSN 595) and rode her through WestPac for nine months. He was promoted to Petty Officer 3rd (QM3 SS) while at sea and by the time the boat returned to Pearl, he had made QM2 (SS). He shuttled between the two boats for a while until being permanently assigned aboard USS PLUNGER. As PLUNGER was returning from WestPac in 1968, they were lining up on the range markers to enter Pearl Harbor – they were buzzed by Japanese Mitsubishi M6A1 fighter planes – Japanese Zeroes! They were filming the movie TORA! TORA! TORA! at the time. When USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62) was in transit to the west coast for decommissioning, USS PLUNGER was tasked to intercept and “sink” the battleship. JOHN said they found her, but when she put on the turns to more than 30 knots, the submarine never had a chance. JOHN was the very first Board Member of our Sharkhunters Board of Advisors.
657-1988 IAN SAYER, former Editor of WW II INVESTIGATOR Magazine; wrote a novel entitled “Nazi Gold“.
663-1988 THALITA ECK, An artist, lived her entire life in Germany – her brother was Heinz Eck, Skipper of U-852 who was captured toward the end of the war. After Germany surrendered and could take no reprisals, Heinz Eck was told that he would be court martialed quickly for his allegedly firing on survivors in the water and would be found guilty and shot – unless he swore in court that Großadmiral Karl Dönitz gave the order to kill men in the water. It was obvious that the Brits were trying to coerce Eck into giving false testimony so they could hand Dönitz at the Nürnberg trials. Eck refused to trade his life for that of Dönitz by giving false testimony since such an order was never given – so the kangaroo court found him guilty, as they told him they would – and on a sunny day in December 1945, the Brits stood him against a wall and shot him dead – as they said they would. Sharkhunters President HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) spent an entire day with THALITA in her apartment and she talked about life in Germany during the war – and when she talked about her brother, she broke down and cried. When COOPER left her apartment, she gave him a huge stack of papers – the court records from her brother’s court martial.
664-1988 WILLIAM PEDDICORD, Commander, United States Navy, Submarines.
668-1988 KURT MOLLER, United States Navy, Submarines. He rode USS JACK (SS 259) and wrote the book “Death from Below“.
677-1988 HOWARD BUECHNER, United States Army, Medical Corps. As a young medical officer with the 45th Infantry Division that were the first to arrive Dachau. In his book “Dachau – the Avenging Angel” he writes openly how the German camp guards were lined up against the wall and machine gunned down by the U.S. Army. Those not killed outright by the machine guns were shot in the head by an officer with his pistol. He retired at the rank of Colonel and wrote several books including “Adolf Hitler and the Holy Lance”; “Hitler’s Ashes” and a couple more. His books were a mixture of fact and fantasy but made interesting reading.
681-1988 H. J. von KNEBEL-DOBERITZ, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. von KNEBEL was an administrative officer working in the headquarters of Karl Dönitz when OTTO KRETSCHMER (122-1985) requested a replacement for his highly trained I.W.O. KLAUS BARGSTEN (328-1987). None were available, so von KNEBEL, with no combat experience and no sea experience was sent to U-99. He was the officer in charge when KRETSCHMER went to bed after being awake and in combat for 48 hours and it was von KNEBEL who dived U-99 against orders, resulting in the loss of U-99. von KNEBEL was a good man, and he and KRETSCHMER remained friends for decades after the war.
686-1988 HAWLEY OEHFINGER, United States Navy, Destroyers. He was radioman aboard USS DALLAS (DD 199) as they chased U-333 under PETER-ERICH CREMER (114-1985) across the Atlantic.
702-1988 JOHN “Jake” FYFE, United States Navy, Submarines. As Skipper of USS BATFISH (SS 310), he sank more enemy submarines than any other submarine Skipper in history; three Ro boats and one I boat. He retired as Rear Admiral.
703-1988 GUS BRITTON, United Kingdom, Submarines. After a stint on HMS NELSON, he was entirely submarines. After retirement from the Royal Navy, GUS was curator at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.
704-1988 ROGER HORNE, United States Navy, Submarines. Toward the end of his career in the US Navy, Vice Admiral HORNE was in charge of the Navy’s TRIDENT Missile Program.
717-1988 PAUL CADE, United States Navy
718-1988 PAUL SKAHAN, United States Navy, Submarines. PAUL served 21 years.
721-LIFE-1988 WILLIAM “Scotty” McCANN, United States Army, chopper pilot.
741-1988 REINER BEITZ, Bundsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
750-1988 DEAN FROHLICH, United States Navy, ASW. DEAN was an ASW operator on a P-3 Orion
755-1988 NIEL CHRISTENSEN, United States Navy
759-1988 HANS SPYKER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. HANS joined the Kriegsmarine in 1943 and took boot camp in Copenhagen for three months then he transferred to Torpedo School in Regenwalde, Pommern. After all this training, he was transferred to Danzig for U-Boat School. While there, he was promoted to Mechanics Gefreiter and he was billeted aboard the liner HAMBURG and later participated in Operation Hannibal, the transporting of civilians and wounded soldiers from the East to Kiel from 31 January to 8 May 1945. He was held as P.O.W. for one year.
766-1988 MERLE REVELS, United States Navy. MERLE was aboard USS PILLSBURY when they captured U-505 on 4 June 1944.
767-1988 PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER, United States Navy
773-1988 ROBERT TREXLER, United States Navy
774-1988 Captain ARTHUR RAWSON, United States Merchant Marine
775-1988 RAYMOND ISSLER; When the Norwegian submarine KAURA (the former U-995) was being decommissioned and put up for sale, RAY tried to buy the boat to have her brought to south Florida and opened as a restaurant.
786-1988 Captain PETER WHEELER, United States Navy
787-1988 ARTHUR AYDELOTTE, United States Navy, Destroyers, World War Two combat veteran.
789-1988 Colonel WILHELM HÖHN, United States Army Intelligence
790-1988 JOSEF KASSEL, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. While most U-Bootfahrer will tell you which boat they rode, “JUPP” would loudly and proudly state “I was OTTO KRETSCHMER‘s radioman!”
798-1988 the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. A copy of every printed issue of our KTB Magazine is stored here.
807-1988 BRIAN ORLANDO, Sharkhunters researcher.
813-1988 VIRGINIA BADER, art gallery owner, niece of famed RAF pilot Douglas Bader
814-1988 R. PAGE REESE, United States Navy, Submarine Service – Torpedoman 3rd Class
822-1988 KARL-HEINZ SCHULTZE, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
825-1988 ERIC TAKAKJIAN, Accomplished diver
828-1988 GEORGE ROCEK, United States Navy, Submarine Service. GEORGE rode USS ANGLER in combat
841-1988 KARL SIPPEL, Luftwaffe as ‘Luftwaffenhelfer‘….a young man, too young to join the Wehrmacht, he carried ammunition from the bunkers to the anti-aircraft guns. After the war, KARL came to the USA and became a citizen. By the 1980’s he owned a chain of radio stations along the east coast of Florida.
854-1988 EBERHARD von KETELHODT, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. EBERHARD was training Skipper aboard U-712
867-1988 JOHN TRENKA, Wehrmacht, Ordnance specialist
880-1988 JAMES CARRIGAN, United States Navy. JIM rode USS SPIKEFISH, USS AMBERJACK, USS CHIVO and USS TRIGGER
891-1988 ROBERT McMILLAN, British Military – he saw combat in the Middle East
893-1988 ROBERT JUNG, United States Merchant Marine ship’s Captain.
894-1988 CARL COFF, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant
904-1989 Captain ROBERT O’NEILL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
909-1989 DAVID MAXWELL, United States Navy, DAVE served aboard the aircraft carrier USS RANDOLPH (CV 15) when they picked up astronaut Gus Grissolm (Project Mercury) when his space capsule splashed down.
911-1989 CHARLES VARDY, United States Navy, Submarine Service – on the repair crew of U-977
913-1989 MILTON CROW, United States Army
914-1989 MARTIN WOODWARD, Professional research diver
917-1989 JOSEPH LUNN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
928-1989 MORRIS GRINSTEAD, United States Navy Air; he was the navigator on the plane that sank U-67. He and WALTER JANEK (227-1986), one of only three survivors of U-67, became good friends when JANEK emigrated to the USA and the two men, former enemies, lived near each other in Texas.
929-1989 Rear Admiral WALTER SMALL, United States Navy, Submarine Service. Admiral SMALL had a long and illustrious career in the boats and his most memorable command was USS BATFISH (SS 310).
930-1989 JAMES LAMBERT, United States Navy, Submarine Service
946-1989 PATTI YOUNG, United States Navy. PATTI was the first ever female XO aboard USS VULCAN
947-1989 H. KEITH THOMPSON, United States Navy. THOMPSON was a colorful figure of history. He campaigned against the United States getting involved in World War Two (as did many patriotic Americans including Charles Lindburg and Gary Cooper) and allegedly was appointed a Special Agent of the SD (Sicherheitsdienst) Overseas Intelligence Unit on 27 July 1941. After the war, he graduated Yale University, went with the US Navy and was an adjutant to Rear Admiral Richard Byrd during Operation HIGHJUMP, the American expedition to Antarctica. after the war, he befriended Otto Skorzeny and helped him organize ODESSA.
950-1989 CHEWNING WATKINS, United States Navy, Coastal Artillery Officer
955-1989 WERNER VERMERHEREN, Commander of the Marine Sonderdienst Auslands
960-1989 WILLIAM TAYLOR, United States Navy, served aboard destroyer USS EDISON
974-1989 TRACI WELSH, United States Navy
975-1989 SCOTT GAFKE, United States Navy
976-1989 WILLIAM WOLFE, United StatesNavy, Submarines – World War Two combat veteran, Editor of POLARIS, the magazine of the SubVets of World War Two.
982-1989 SPIKE SPRAGUE, United States Navy, Submarines – CWO, WW II combat veteran
990-1989 JOSEPH DURANA, United States Navy, Submarines – WW II combat veteran; he rode USS SILVERSIDES (SS 236)
999-1989 JERRY CRANDALL, Talented artist; gallery owner
1008-1989 USNI – United States Naval Institute
1009-1989 DAVID OVERCASH, a diver who unsuccessfully searched for U-166
1011-1989 WALTER AUCONI, Italian Navy, Submarines – He was Skipper of DANDOLO and later of CAPPELLINI running supplies to Japan.
1013-1989 GEORGE DAY, United States navy, Submarines – he rode USS SUNFISH and USS CALMAN
1020-1989 DAVID SAVADYGA, United States Air Force, weapons specialist. He was part Abnaki Indian and his Indian name was “Man Who Walks Like Bear” and so we all knew him as “The Bear“. He was wit us on many “Patrols” and everyone got along with him.
1022-1989 UWE LOVAS – he is the diver who found the wreck of U-701
1023-1989 THOMAS WYCOFF, United States Navy, Submarines – WW II combat veteran
1026-1989 WILLI SCHLEEWIß, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe – WILLI rode U-333 under ALI CREMER
1031-1989 LEONARD ROBERTS, United States Navy. In WW II, he served aboard USS ARKANSAS & USS HAVERFIELD (DD 393)
1033-1989 ComSubLant – United States Navy, Commanding Officer, Submarines, Atlantic Fleet
1043-1989 ROBERT ARMSTRONG, United States Navy, Submarines. “DEX” as he is known, qualified aboard USS REQUIN and he is an incredibly funny author.
1048-1989 MARIO BAROGLIO, Italian Navy in World War Two. He commanded the submarine GALATEA in 1942 in the Mediterranean then commanded the corvette MINERVA
1049-1989 Dr. FRANCO LENZI, Italian Navy WWII; Dr. LENZI was head of the Associazone Nazionale Marinai D’Italia (the Italian Navy Veterans Association) and he published their monthly magazine
1060-1989 D. L. MICHELSON, United States Navy, Submarines
1064-1989 Col. BRUNO GENARLSKY, United States Army
1068-1989 CHUCK MYLES, Royal Canadian Air Force, Air Frame Technician. Upon his Honorable Discharge, he became a police officer. CHUCK is an outstanding researchers and at Sharkhunters, we use a great deal of the historical information that he provides
1069-1989 Dr. WILLIAM CHESTER – he owned Darby Island in the Exuma Chain of the Bahamas. It was this island’s rumor of helping a handful of German U-Boats in the early part of the war that got Sharkhunters Founder HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) interested in this history; and that is how and why Sharkhunters was born.
1077-1989 EDMUND FITZPATRICK, United States Navy, Submarines – he rode USS BLENNY in the war.
1084-1989 BARBARA ARNDT, she was related to U-Boat Skipper Heinrich Timm
1092-1989 ALFRED NUESSER, Kriegsmarine. He served with the 3rd R-Boot-Flottille and fought all the way from the Caucasus to Gibraltar. After the war he emigrated to the USA and was very active with the U.S. Navy Sea Cadets Program.
1099-1989 TOM POSER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. TOM rode U-222 and after the war, emigrated to the USA.
1101-1989 JAY SORCI; When REINHARD HARDEGEN (102-1985) came to Chicago, JAY hosted a gala reception at his suburban home for him and sent a limo to bring him.
1106-1989 KARL ROEBLING, author – wrote “Shattered Myths of World War Two“.
1108-1989 JOHN ALBRECHT, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He rode U-23 and U-103.
1112-1989 GERLIARD SCHOKNECHT, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe.
1125-1989 HORST BOETCHER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe and past Präsident of the U-Bootskameradschaft-Berlin.
1127-1989 GENE MASUCCI; GENE was a member of the failed USS CABOT Association.
1130-1989 WALTER BEHRBOHM, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe.
1133-1989 HELEN FARRELL, CIA
1135-1989 KARL RODE, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1140-1989 JOSEF MUTH, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1145-1989 SAM SAYLOR, United States Navy served aboard USS CONNOLLY; past President of DESA
1150-1989 DON GLASSER, United States Navy; destroyer escort sailor; pase Executive Administrator of DESA
1154-1989 CHRISTOPHER GRILLONE, United States Naval Academy graduate
1155-1989 Captain RAYMOND SETSER, former Commanding Officer, USS OHIO
1156-1989 Captain KENNETH BEYER, United States Navy. As a young ensign in the early part of World War Two, KEN and another ensign reported for duty with America’s “Q” Ship navy. KEN was assigned to USS ASTERION (SS EVELYN) while the other ensign boarded USS ATIK (SS CAROLYN). KEN was lucky and lived out the war – the other ensign was never heard from again; his ship was attacked and sunk by U-123 under command of REINHARD HARDEGEN (102-1985) with all hands lost.
1161-1989 Captain TERRY O’BRIEN, United States Navy. TERRY was one of the first Skippers of USS OHIO and later Commander of Submarine Group Six.
1170-1989 MICHAEL DOONAN, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
1171-1989 Captain JOHN GRODZINSKI, United States Navy
1172-1989 TREVOR SAM, son of a highly decorated Canadian fighter pilot in the RAF during World War II
1180-1989 ROBERT KLAUS, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1184-1989 Lt. Cdr. HAROLD McCORMICK, United States Navy, Armed Guard. During the war, HAL was Gunnery Officer aboard the Liberty Ship WILLIAM H. GASTON coming northwards along the South American coast when attacked and sunk by U-861 under command of JÜRGEN OESTEN (1681-1990) during a violent storm. After the war, HAL looked for the guy who sank him. He found JÜRGEN and the two men became fast friends. They were with us at a Sharkhunters Convention in Chicago.
1187-1989 Sgt. STEVEN CHRISTOPHER, United States Air Force, parachute rigger.
1190-1989 HERMANN FRIEDERICH, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1194-1989 JAMES HAISCHER, United States Navy, Submarines – he was on the commissioning crew USS SILVERSIDES (SS 236)
1195-1989 ADOLF EICH, Kriegsmarine, served aboard BISMARCK
1200-1989 Baron von MÜLLENHEIM-RECHBERG, Kriegsmarine. He was the highest ranked officer to survive the sinking of BISMARCK.
1205-1989 MICHAEL MOSS; owner of the P-51 racing plane “Miss America”
1208-1989 Lt. ROBERT BUSK, United States Army
1213-1989 Major RICHARD SMITH, United States Army. DICK was a pilot in the Army and after retirement, had an aircraft charter service. He was also a world class auto racing driver.
1221-1989 WALTER TEGTMEIER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1222-1989 PAUL GATZKE, Kriegsmarine. PAUL was a cook on a Kriegsmarine supply ship in the Mediterranean.
1223-1989 GEORG RAUSCHER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1230-1989 KARL HACKLANDER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1231-1989 Commander JAMES CHEATHAM, United States Navy. He wrote “Atlantic Turkey Shoot”
1233-1989 RADM JAMES ALGER, United States Coast Guard. During the war, (then) CDR ALGER commanded the US Coast Guard Cutter DIONE and saw much combat during the war. Years after the war, when American ‘researchers‘ who knew nothing of the real war, wrote about the raving Nazis who machine gunned helpless men in the water, ALGER aggressively went after them and their publishers, telling them these stories were all wartime propaganda and did not happen.
1234-1989 CHARLES GREENE, United States Coast Guard; skipper of USCGC DIONE after J. A. ALGER (1233-1989)
1235-1989 HOMER HICKAM, NASA. HICKAM worked at the Johnson Space Center and wrote the book “Torpedo Junction”
1238-1989 RAYMOND WADDEY, extremely talented military war scene artist. CLICK HERE to see some of his work.
1240-1989 PAUL SCHNEIDER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1243-1989 LYMAN “Phil” LeCROY; United States Coast Guard
1250-1989 MAX SCHADHAUSER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1252-1989 Sergeant Major KEN ROUSE, United States Army. KEN spent many years assigned in Germany, so when he retired from the United States Army, he just stayed in Germany where he lives today.
1254-1989 Colonel JAMES ATWOOD, USA, Central Intelligence Agency. He was instrumental in setting up the Military Channel on TV.
1255-1989 HEINRICH BREHM, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1260-1989 ALBERT BAYER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1265-1989 KARL DONSBACH, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1270-1989 HELMUT MAIER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1273-1989 GEORGE PURIFOY, Owner OLYMPUS Dive Shop. After much hard work and exploring, it was GEORGE who succeeded when so many others had failed………….he found the wreck of U-352 off Cape Hatteras
1275-1987 GÜNTER FISMER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1280-1989 BRAZILIAN NAVY COMMISSION; they worked closely with Sharkhunters Founder HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983), have him permission to visit the secret island TRINDADE and gave him transportation on one of their newest ships to that island. Brazil has a very impressive navy.
1285-1989 HANS MAYER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1292-1989 ANDERS BANKE, Swedish Navy, Submarines. He was radioman on the submarine NACKEN
1295-1989 BERNIE MASTERS, United States Intelligence; retired CIA. His father was lost when SS MARGARET was sunk on 14 April 1942 by U-571 under command of Helmut Möhlmann.
1306-1989 Cdr. TOM BUTCHER, United States Navy, WW II fighter pilot
1307-1989 JAMES SOULIS, United States Navy, Submarines. When the war ended, JIM was stationed at Portsmouth Naval Base and he was one of the American submarine sailors detailed to clean up the surrendered U-805. During this clean up, JIM found a wallet that belonged to Gerhard Soppa, bulging with photos of Soppa’s family and other important papers, including a note telling him that his brother had been killed in combat in 1944. JIM learned that Soppa was in a nearby POW camps and asked his commanding officer if he could send this wallet to the camp to be returned to Soppa. His C.O. told him not to bother and ordered JIM to throw the wallet in the trash. JIM could not bring himself to just throw away another submariner’s memories, so he kept the wallet for decades, then he learned of Sharkhunters and asked for our help. With our contacts in Germany, we located Gerhard Soppa, still living in Germany and we returned his wallet to him in 1989, forty-four years after the end of the war! Soppa was overjoyed at getting these memories back, and JIM SOULIS had done his duty as a decent man
1319-1989 Lt. Col. BRENDAN HOLLIS, United States Army
1323-1989 Lt. Cdr. BRITT LOMOND, United States Navy then a movie producer in later years.
1325-1989 WERNER HIRSCHMANN, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1328-1989 ERWIN BURDT, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. ERWIN rode the U-Boats during the war, and now he travels with Sharkhunters on our “Patrols” to Europe. He is a great guy…..wish we had more like him.
1329-1990 KLAUS KUKA, Head of U-Boot-Archiv in Germany
1334-1990 JUDE STACKPOLE PhD – JUDE was working hard on a project of great importance to WW II history. The British HAD the top secret TRITON (U-Boat) codes but they admitted that they did not break this code. If they had the code but did not break it themselves, there can be only one conclusion……..a high level German either gave or sold this ‘unbreakable‘ U-Boat code to the British. JUDE was working hard to learn who this traitor was. He thought it might have been Admiral Canaris but before he could prove this theory – he met with an accident. On a bright Saturday morning, he was riding his motorcycle when someone ‘failed to stop‘ at a stop sign, slammed into JUDE, killing him instantly. Okay, maybe it really WAS an accident…………we cannot say one way or the other. We contacted his son, a young attorney, and we identified ourselves and asked if we could have copies of all this research that JUDE had done so we could continue. “That old junk?” his son said. “I threw all that in the trash.” What a loss to history! But maybe JUDE got too close to embarrassing facts we are not supposed to know.
1338-1990 Lt. ROLF WYMAN, United States Navy
1343-1990 HORST-JOACHIM ACHS, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He rode U-126
1358-1990 JOSEF HINZ, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He rode U-111
1364-1990 VICTOR HAWKINS, Royal Navy, Submarines
1367-1990 K. W. “Charlie” GRÜTZEMACHER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. “CHARLIE” was L.I. (Engineering Officer) during the war. When the surrender order came, his boat was in Norway. Heinz Schäffer had departed in his boat (U-997) bound for South America, so other boat crews got the same idea because they did not want to just walk into an Allied camp with hands in the air. “CHARLIE” told us that the officers and crew of his boat decided to break for freedom too, but they were going to go all the way to Tahiti. “CHARLIE” told us that all sailors one day want to go to Tahiti and this was their time. They filled all the fuel tanks to the maximum with diesel oil then they filled all the fresh water tanks as well with diesel fuel. They even had cans of fuel in the boat to be poured into the fuel tanks later at sea. It was not to be! FdU Nord (Commander of all U-Boat flotillas in Norway) “Teddy” Suhren informed everyone under his command that they must stand down and wait to be taken into custody by the Allied forces. He further told all that he would personally shoot all officers on board and oat that tried to leave. The dream of the open sea with naked native girls at the end of the journey was smashed. They obeyed this order and waited.
After the war, “CHARLIE” amassed a huge private archive on the history of the U-Bootwaffe. Sometime in the middle 1990’s he offered this archive for sale – but under the most unusual kind of terms. The buyer would pay for the archive and be the owner of it but everything in the archive would remain with “CHARLIE” and he would maintain all of it and add to it while he was alive. Upon his death, everything would then be handed over to the buyer. This was obviously unworkable and we told him so, but he held to his guns and when he began his “Eternal Patrol” the archive was still in his possession. Our latest information is that his widow is trying to sell the archive.
1377-1990 STAN VAUGHAN, Candidate for President of the United States (1992) Libertarian Party
1390-1990 HERMANN SCHNEIDER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1391-1990 HARRISON OCHS, United States Coast Guard. He was heavy combat in World War Two
1399-1990 MARGARET CAWOOD, Head of Oral History, Confederate Air Force
1401-1990 HMCS SACKVILLE; the RCN corvette that almost sank U-552 under ERICH TOPP (118-1985)
1415-1990 Captain THOMAS MALONEY
1425-1990 SUBMARINE WARDROOM, SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY – Our Sharkhunters group were guests of this great bunch of submariners who took us to sea. They had a young Ensign at the time named Kretschmer. He is now a Lieutenant Commander. They took us to sea aboard SAS EMILIE HOBHOUSE and with Captain HERMANN HOFFMANN (1365-1990) aboard, took us right to the spot where he took the famous photo of Table Mountain from U-172.
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1429-1990 MICHAEL DOYLE – “MICK” to his friends, was quite an enigma. He was an Irishman but an Australian citizen who was a mercenary in the Rhodesian cavalry and he was called “Padre Doyle” by some; he said it was because he was the only one allowed to hear the confessions of priests……….many of the priests in the area supported the rebels and “MICK” said they would be tied to chairs, soaked with water and when he used a cattle prod, they would confess all they knew about the rebels in the area. “MICK” was an unusual warrior.
1431-1990 FRITZ SELHEIM, Kriegsmarine. He served aboard PRINZ EUGEN
1436-1990 MELANIE WIGGINS, writer. During a ‘Patrol‘ in Germany, MELANIE left the group and disappeared for three days with Waffen SS veteran ARTUR BERGMANN (1694-1990)
1438-1990 Lt. CHERYL WILSON, South African Navy, Public Relations Officer
1441-1990 Col. P. I. “MONSTER” WILKINS, South African Air Force. He was our host on the S.A. Air Base and our chopper pilot for several great informative and scenic rides around this beautiful country.
1456-1990 FREDERICK FAETH, United States Navy, Armed Guard
1457-1990 KEN FESLER, United States Army, Medical Corps. He was acting Corps Surgeon of the XVIII Airborne Corps where he said it was fun jumping out of airplanes when not being shot at. His family came to the USA from Bavaria in 1757. He and his wife Linda were with us on a Sharkhunters “Patrol” and thoroughly enjoyed the trip and meeting the veterans.
1468-1990 KENNETH HENRY, United States Navy, Submarine Service. KEN rode several boats including USS ARCHER-FISH (SS 311)
1475-LIFE-1990 KENNETH SPAAR, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He served aboard the sub tender USS HOWARD W. GILMORE (AS 16) then aboard USS CHUB (SS 329) during World War Two. He was recalled for the Korean War and served aboard the destroyer USS BRISTOL (DD 857)
1496-1990 A. J. TARANTINO, United States Navy, combat veteran, South Pacific, Destroyer Escorts
1497-1990 PATTIE ROBINSON, United States Army, Doctor in a M.A.S.H. unit in Korea; married to VICTOR HAWKINS (1364-1990)
1498-1990 CARL JÄSCHKE, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
1502-1990 ROBERT CLARK, United States Army
1515-1990 Captain PETER GRAEF, United States Navy
1516-1990 GEORGE T. DAVIS, United States, Central Intelligence Agency
1546-1990 NICHOLAS WIENHOLZ, United States Navy, Submarine Service – Torpedoman
1547-1990 HARRY HALL, United States Central Intelligence Agency
1554-1990 BMC JERRY WEINER, United States Navy
1560-1990 Dr. CLAUDE PALLANCA, French Navy; served aboard a French cruiser
1566-1990 JOSEF SKATECKI, Poland – he found and restored a German Wehrmacht half-track he found in a bog
1567-1990 Captain SPENCER SLATE, owns the biggest SCUBA dive operation in the Florida Keys
1571-1990 RITA CLARE, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. RITA was a paymaster at the U-Boat School at Gotenhafen/Gdingen in Poland. After the war she emigrated to the USA and by sheer coincidence, lived about ten miles from this headquarters. Thanks to Sharkhunters, she was invited to a meeting of a U-Boat Veterans Association in Germany where she met REINHARD HARDEGEN (102-1985) in the early 1990’s
1576-1990 DEAM GIVEN, Published WAVES Magazine
1580-1990 KARL BROTHERS, United States Marine, saw combat in China
1584-1990 GEORG BACKERRA, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He rode U-515 under Werner Henke
1586-1990 ROBERT TAUBMAN, United States Army, combat veteran Vietnam
1590-1990 WILLIAM KERNS, United States Navy, Administration
1601-1990 Major HANNES ESKEN, Luftwaffe. He was part of a Me 110 crew and when asked how exciting it was to be a fighter pilot, he replied that he was shot down on his first mission and immediately transferred into Luftwaffe Intelligence on the ground! He was a good friend and very helpful to Sharkhunters. HANNES arranged for our groups to visit the ancestral home of General Scharnhorst – he did not take the easy way and call them on the phone…..he rode his bicycle to the home more than 20 kilometers away even when he was more than 90 years old!
1604-1990 Captain GEORGE MILLMAN, United States Merchant Marine
1606-1990 HERBERT BREMER, Waffen SS – he was President of the Hannover branch of the HIAG; that is an unofficial organization that helped widows and old veterans of the Waffen SS who needed financial or medical help
1609-1990 JOSEF TILLY, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe; President of the Marine Kameradschaft in Villach, Austria and a good friend.
1610-1990 Prof. ALLEN CRONENBERG, United States Navy
1611-1990 Dr. MAYER, Kriegsmarine, President of the Marine Kameradschaft in Klagenfurt
1612-1990 Prof. MICHAEL HADLEY, Professor of Germanic Studies and author “U-BOATS AGAINST CANADA”
1623-1990 Major TONIE HOLT, British Army and later a tour operator
1624-1990 BERNARD MEYER, United States Merchant Marine veteran of WW II
1629-1990 Dr. ERWIN SCHATZ, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. Dr. SCHATZ rode U-514 and was I.W.O. aboard U-1309
1632-1990 TODD BARNETT, United States Navy, Surface Warfare
1633-1990 WALLY MYERS, United States Merchant Marine veteran of WW II
1547-1990 EDWIN FRIEND, United States Air Force
1649-1990 HAROLD LARSON, United States Coast Guard; combat veteran aboard USCGC BIBB and USCGC DIONE
1650-1990 THOMAS McGUIRE, United States Navy; crewman aboard USS HEWELL (AKJ 14) during the Korean War
1656-1990 JEFF MARTIN, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS GURNARD (SSN 662)
1669-1990 ECKHARD BAUER, President of a branch of the Kriegerkameradschaft (veterans association) in northern Germany
1671-1990 REINHARD RICHTER, Kriegsmarine, Fregettenkapitän
1680-1990 GARY WEIR, Archivist, United States Navy History
1687-1990 Reverend Dr. ORIN POTITO had an interesting life. A midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy but no evidence of graduating; he achieved his Doctorate in Engineering and worked with Disney World in Orlando, Florida where he was instrumental in the design, building and operating many of the automated animal figures; he later became the Director and Pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian and made a great many audiotape sermons which he sold through the mail to help finance his church. He met a rather questionable end – his residence and his church were in the Ocala National Forest where he lived with his wife Elena but he also had a home in St. Petersburg, Florida that he shared with his girlfriend Jane and he would commute between the two several times weekly. While in St. Petersburg, he suddenly became ill and he drove to his home in the Ocala area where Elena was going to care for him. His condition steadily and rapidly deteriorated and within a few weeks of his returning home, ORIN passed away. The funeral was an uncomfortable event with wife Elena in the front row and girlfriend Jane two rows back. When the ceremony ended, both groups departed the cemetery in a circular manner, each spying on the other. Elena was then in charge of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian but knew nothing of running a business. She turned over all control to Sharkhunters Member JOHN RYAN (401-1987). Bad luck or Karma continued to plague them. ORIN died suddenly (some think poison); Elena disappeared shortly after handing over all control to JOHN RYAN who said that a van came late one night and took Elena and one suitcase away. JOHN said that he thought she returned to her native Austria but we could find no trace of her with friends in Austria and further, she left all her personal things in the Ocala home including her clothes, furs, personal photos and photos of her mother and father. It was only a few months more and JOHN RYAN suddenly died. He was only 51 years of age.
ORIN POTITO died suddenly (poison???), his girlfriend Jane moved without a trace, his wife Elena handed over everything to JOHN RYAN, Member #401 and disappeared, and JOHN died suddenly a few months later. A detective novel writer could not have invented a better plot.
1692-1990 TUDOR F. DAVIS, United States Navy, Submarine Service – past National Commander U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War Two
1694-1990 ARTUR BERGMANN, Waffen SS. A huge man standing about six feet six inches tall, BERGMANN said that he was a motorcycle driver on the Eastern Front. While on a ‘Patrol‘ with Sharkhunters, ARTUR and MELANIE WIGGINS (1436-1990) disappeared and left the group for three days together
1698-1990 JERRY BOCIAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service – he rode USS SILVERSIDES (SS 236)
1701-1990 MILTON FABANICH, United States Army – was M.P. in Room 600 during the Nürnberg Trials
1711-1990 OLAF “BUD” VEATH, United States Navy, Submarine Service
1739-1991 YOYA KAWAMURA, Our Far Eastern Representative
1743-1991 JONATHAN FINDLEY, United States Coast Guard
1752-1991 BRIAN McCUE, he wrote “U-Boats in the Bay of Bisdcay”
1753-1991 DONALD ZUBROD, United States Merchant Marine. His ship was sunk by GEORG LASSEN (184-1986)
1780-1991 JOHN HRABOVSKY, United States Navy, Submarine Service during the Korean War
1785-1991 ROBERT MORIN; Bob was the sparkplug of the group that got USS SILVERSIDES (SS 236) moved from a rather questionable group and an unfriendly atmosphere in Chicago across Lake Michigan to Muskegon where the group he heads up maintains this great lady pf the war is beautiful condition.
1788-1991 Captain EDWARD LAPOTSKI, United States Army
1789-1991 ESTHER BÖHN, Widow of a crewman aboard U-616 under SIEGFRIED KOITSCHKA (215-1985)
1790-1991 Oberleutnant ADOLF SCHMIDT, Luftwaffe. He commanded a “Flakbarge” operating in the English Channel
1791-1991 VETERANS of the OSS, United States Office of Strategic Services (OSS) – America’s premier spy service which later became the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
1792-1991 RUDOLF MÜHLBAUER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. RUDI rode U-123 under REINHARD HARDEGEN (102-1985) and because he had such sharp eyes as a lookout, he was awarded the Knights Cross, one of the very few enlisted men to be so highly decorated.
1818-1991 JOHN CHATTERTON, United States – SCUBA diver who found U-869; he later became one of the stars of the TV series ‘Deep Sea Detective‘.
1822-1991 J. DANIEL LOPP, United States Navy, Submarine Service. Past National Commander, United States SubVets of WW II
1826-1991 PAT DOOLING, United States Air Force, PAO at Charleston AFB
1827-1991 EDWARD WARD, United States Navy serving aboard destroyer escorts
1837-1991 FRANK PERRY, United States Navy, Submarine Service – combat submarine sailor from WW II
1841-1991 Lt. Cdr. PETER BACI, United States Navy, Retired
1842-1991 HAROLD WOLF, United States Navy, Destroyers. He rode USS DORCH (DD 670) in WW II
1846-1991 Lt. Cdr. GEORGE E. Q. JOHNSON, United States Navy, commanded a Patrol Craft in World War Two. After the war, went into the practice of law, became a lawyer and ultimately a judge.
1859-1991 EDWIN ARNOLD KIEFER, United States Navy, Submarine Service – combat submarine sailor from WW II and former Editor of the ‘Buckeye Boater‘, the magazine for the American SubVets in Ohio.
1863-1991 Major STEPHEN INGALLS, United States Army (Retired)
1874-1991 RADM JAMES PARTINGTON, United States Navy, former head of NTC Great Lakes
1883-1991 GEORGE PFROMM, United States Navy
1890-1991 JOHN W. ECKMAN, United States Navy, Submarine Commander – he commanded the German U-977 when it was brought back from Argentina and was on the staff of SubRon 7 when they had U-505
1891-LIFE-1991 Lt. WILLIAM BALL, United States Navy, SEAL
1897-1991 Captain ERNEST HAYGOOD, United States Air Force
1899-1991 WILLIAM MARSCHLOWITZ, United States Navy, combat veteran aboard USS GUNASON (DE 795)
1900-1991 ROBERT WILLIAMSON, United States Navy,combat veteran, officer aboard USS HUSE (DE 145)
1905-1991 JOACHIM LUX, Franciscan friar
1907-1991 WERNER KREYMANN, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He rode a Type IX-C bound for Japan
1911-1991 Col. GARY KOSMIDER, United States Army
1929-1991 FRED MEALS, United States Navy. He rode USS WATERMAN (DE 740)
1939-1991 WALT ZINSMEISTER, United States Navy; combat veteran in aircrew with VC.93
1946-1991 ERNST PFEFFERLE, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He was Präsident of the U-Bootskameradschaft/München
1958-1991 TOM RACHELS, Central Intelligence Agency – high level ‘Spook’
1959-1991 Vice Admiral D. KOMOROV, Deputy Commander of the Soviet Navy
1969-1991 MITCHELL SULLIVAN, United States Navy, Destroyers, a combat veteran in the crew of USS HAMUL and in Bermuda, he repaired the damage to the portside bowplane on U-505 after that boat collided with USS PILLSBURY during the capture. PILLSBURY was almost lost and the portside diving plane on U-505 was damaged. MITCH repaired it so the boat could operate properly under USN control
1977-1991 Lt. Cdr. FRANK MILLER, United States Navy, diver
1983-1991 CLIFFORD “KIP” PERRY, United States Navy, Submarine Service, WW II combat veteran
1993-1991 CHARLES DONOVAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service…..diesel boat veteran and USN diver
2010-1991 HOWARD ROYLE, Self proclaimed movie producer working with HERBERT WERNER (18-1983) to bring the great book “IRON COFFINS” onto film for the movie theaters. The effort failed, there was internal strife and the project just collapsed
2011-1991 KEVIN BRENNAN, in the first group of divers on “U-WHO”
2013-1991 RADM LEONARD ODEN, United States Navy; Commanding Officer NTC Orlando
2016-1991 ERIC LEGG, United States Air Force
2027-1991 PIERRE BOMPAR, Navy of France, Submarine Service. PIERRE was Lieutenant on U-123 after she was seized by the French and renamed BLAISSON
2028-1991 JAMES WATSON, United States Navy, SEAL Master Chief, combat veteran of Vietnam
2045-1991 EDWIN DONNELLY, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS SEA ROBIN (SS 407)
2049-1991 ROBERT SWEITZER, United States Navy, Destroyer Escort Service. He served aboard USS KEITH (DE 241) when that ship helped to sink U-546 under command of PAUL JUST (206-1986).
2059-1991 Rear Admiral GEORGE EMERY, United States Navy, ComSubGru 5 (Commander Submarine Group 5)
2072-1991 ROBERT DEAKIN, Royal Navy
2076-1991 ROCKY SCHOENROCK, United States Navy, Destroyer escort veteran
2081-1991 Captain ROBERT DALESANDRO, United States Army
2088-1991 Rear Admiral IVAN SMIRNOV, Soviet Navy
2090-1991 EDWARD HAVERTY, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS CUTTLEFISH (SS 171)
2101-1991 LEE LACEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS PATRICK HENRY (SSBN 599)
2118-1992 Captain RUSS WITTENBERG, United States Air Force, bomber pilot. Later a senior pilot for United Airlines
2125-1992 HEINZ DRESSEL, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He rode U-595
2128-1992 JAMES SISLEY, United States………’Spook‘; NSA
2129-1992 RADM GENE LaROQUE, United States Navy. Retired from the Navy, now head of the Center for Defense Information
2133-1992 Lt. Col. WALTER THIERFELDER, United States Army
2145-1992 Lt. Cdr. R. A. HARNISH, United States Navy
2148-1992 JANE TUCKER, Reporter with NHK Television
2156-1992 ERNEST RUTHERFORD, United States Navy
2164-1992 GEORGE SMITH, United States Navy, CWO Submarine Service
2171-1992 JAMES REDING, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2178-1992 BRIAN O’BRIEN, United States Navy, Navay Intelligence
2183-1992 Cdr. STEVE JONES, United States Navy, Submarine Service. STEVE was XO aboard USS TENNESSEE (SSBN 734)
2194-1992 JAMES L. M. BERRY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2196-1992 JOSEPH EGAN, Canadian Navy. He served aboard HMCS PRINCE RUPERT
2198-1992 USS BOWFIN MEMORIAL
2222-1992 Commander ROLAND HASTREITER, United States Navy, PBY pilot during World War Two
2230-1992 Kapitän zur See GÜNTHER HARTMANN, Bundsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He was Präsident of the VDU (the German Submarine Veterans Association) and he is the son of the well-known and highly successful WW II U-Boot Skipper, Werner Hartmann
2231-1992 SFC THOMAS LEONARD, United States Army
2234-1992 Captain THOMAS SCOTT, United States Navy
2243-1992 LOUIS HOUSE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2246-1992 LOUIS VANDERSTREET, United States Navy, Submarine Service. LOU was a World War Two combat veteran
2247-1992 BARRY DURINDA, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2248-1992 ELMER YOUNG, United States Navy, Destroyer Escort veteran
2260-1992 Major GUI LAN, Peoples Liberation Army, Navy Branch; teacher of psychological warfare to general officers at the Chinese Warfare College
2261-1992 LOUIS TWINE, Civilian with U.S. Naval Intelligence
2262-1992 ROBERT KARNOIL, Feature Editor for Jane’s Fighting Ships
2270-1992 Captain VICTORY WU, People’s Liberaton Army, Navy Branch – Commanding Officer of the Chinese Naval Base on the Whang Po River
2282-1992 HARRY WEBER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
2283-1992 ARTHUR HUNTLEY, United States Navy, Destroyer Escorts. He was aboard USS FREDERICK C. DAVIS when U-546 under PAUL JUST (206-1986) attacked and sank the DE. The U-Boat in turn was attacked and sunk by other American DEs. After the war, HUNTLEY and JUST became friends. JUST put a travel trailer on the property owned by HUNTLEY and the German Skipper and his wife enjoyed winters in California, thanks to an American who formerly was his enemy. “Yesterdays Enemies are Todays Friends!”
2297-1992 PAUL SKIBINSKI, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2300-1992 Major ANTHONY SANTIAGO (not his real name), United States Marine Corps then Central Intelligence Agency
2322-1992 ERNEST HARRIS, Royal Canadian Navy, Submarine Service – combat veteran of World War Two
2338-1992 WILLIAM GAYDE, his father was lost aboard USS ATIK, the “Q” Ship SS CAROLINE, sunk by REINHARD HARDEGEN (102-LIFE-1985)
2341-1992 JOHN DOERING, United States Navy, Destroyer Service; combat veteran of World War Two
2361-1992 Lt. JAMES WINOKUR, United States Navy
2365-1992 Lt. Cdr. CARL BARTMAN, United States Navy
2369-1992 Lt. Cdr. DONALD BLAKE, United States Navy
2389-1992 Commanding Officer MARINESCHÜLE//MÜRWICK – The German Naval Academy and at the end of World War Two, the seat of the German Government under the second Führer of the Reich, Großadmiral Karl Dönitz.
2390-1992 KOMMANDEUR der FLOTTILLE – The Commanding Officer of the Submarine Flotillas in the Bundsmarine
2393-1992 ROBERT WILEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service. BOB rode USS SENNETT (SS 408)
2396-1992 Captain DICK VIDOSIC, United States Navy
2403-1992 THOMAS BURKE, United States Navy, USS ORION
2404-1992 EUGENE van HOOF, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2412-1992 Lt. Cdr. DONALD BOLAND, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2413-1992 Captain W. D. TAYLOR, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2417-1992 GEORGE E. BROWN, United States Navy, Submarine Service. GEORGE was the only officer to survive the loss of USS SCULPIN (SS 191) when she was sunk on her 9th war patrol off Truk by a Japanese destroyer on 19 November 1943.
2419-1992 Lt. WILLIAM THOMAS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2424-1992 HAROLD BIDIGARE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2426-1992 MARSHALL NEWMAN, United States Navy, Office of Naval Intelligence
2427-1992 RICHARD SCHAD, United States Navy, Office of Naval Intelligence
2433-1992 OWEN TRAVIS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2434-1992 Captain PAUL MANSELL, United States Navy
2435-1992 Commander CLAYTON STUDEBAKER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2436-1992 ROBERT BOGUCKI, United States Navy, BOB was a SEAL
2439-1992 Lt. Cdr. JOHN DRUMM, United States Navy, JOHN was a SEAL
2441-1992 OTIS BOUCHIE Jr., United states Merchant Marine
2443-1992 Captain HENRY SALESON, United States Navy, Aircraft Carriers
2451-1992 ROBERT CLOUTMAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2452-1992 Captain JOHN DAVIS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2458-1992 Lt. Cdr. REX HARGADINE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2466-1992 Lt. EDWARD BROWN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2468-1992 ALFRED FRIEDERICH, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2469-1992 JAMES deROSE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2472-1992 Captain JOHN CRAWFORD, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2473-1992 Lt. Cdr. DENNIS GALLAGHER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2479-1992 Senior Chief ELBERT SAWLEY, United States Navy, UDT
2481-1992 CHARLES HEATER, United States Navy, UDT
2482-1992 EDWARD FLANAGAN, United States Navy, UDT
2490-1992 ROBERT BORGSTEDT, United States Navy, UDT
2492-1992 Commander RUSTY STEPHENS, United States Navy, Submarine Service, ComSubRon 8
2494-1992 LEO SOUZA, United States Navy, UDT
2498-1992 Lt. WILLIAM FURNHOLM, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2499-1992 ROBERT BARKER, United States Navy, Submarine Service – WW II combat veteran
2504-1992 Captain RICHARD HARTMAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2515-1992 Colonel JOHN GOSE, United States Marines
2517-1992 Commander BARBARA WILLIAMS, United States Navy. She was the first female XO on a large ship
2542-1992 Admiral FELIX GROMOV, Soviet Navy, CinC of Navy Administration
2543-1992 Lt. Cdr. GEOFFREY WILSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2545-1992 Admiral VALENTIN SELIVANOV, Soviet Navy, Chief of the Main Naval Staff
2546-1992 BERNHARD MORGENSTERN, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
2549-1992 RADM EVGENI ALEKSEEV, Soviet Navy, Chief of Department, Main Naval Staff
2552-1992 Captain VALERI NOVIKOV, Soviet Navy, Chief of Press Group
2555-1992 Captain ALEKSANDER SMOTRIN, Soviet Navy, Senior Press Officer, Leningradski Naval Base
2565-1992 RICHARD SNYDER, United States Navy, he rode USS CORPORAL (SS 346) post war
2568-1992 RICHARD P. HENRICK, Author. He has written many naval novels including “ICE WOLVES” in which he mentions Sharkhunters and also “CRIMSON TIDE” which was made into a famous movie.
2574-1992 RADM CHARLES HORNE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2584-1992 RUSH LIMBAUGH, radio talk show host
2586-1992 STEPHEN “Shaky Jake” JACOBUS, United States Navy, Submarine Service, combat veteran
2587-1992 LOUIS “Red” HANSEN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2593-LIFE-1992 CDR DAVID HINKLE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2594-1992 CDR THOMAS SUTTON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2623-C/LIFE-1992 JOHN KERSHULES, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2628-1992 Vice Admiral GEORGE STEELE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2635-1992 FINN SELANDER, United States Drug Enforcement Agency
2636-1992 CDR JERRY SHELDON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2652-1992 Captain JOHN SHILLING, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2656-1992 WILLIAM ROONEY, United States Army Air Corps combat veteran, World War Two
2657-1992 SCOTT FERGUSON, Curator, USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB
2662-1992 MARY PAT KELLY, Film and TV Producer
2664-1992 JAMES SCHWEITZER, Butler at the Playboy Mansion
2665-1992 JOHN CORRY, TV Producer. JOHN was here with a film crew to film interviews with
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2666-1993 RADM JOHN KERSH, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2670-1993 Captain PHILIP KLINTWORTH, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS REMORA (SS 487), USS PERMIT (SSN 594), USS SNOOK (SSN 592) and USS SAM HOUSTON (SSBN 609). He commanded USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (SSBN 600), USS TAUTOG (SSN 639) and the Naval Submarine Base San Diego. He joined the U.S. Navy right after touring USS BOWFIN (SS 287) then at Seattle, Washington. He was in Naval Reserve during his last year in high school he “thought it was cool” to have a uniform with three white stripes as compared to only two for the Sea Cadets and of course, he had a real ID card. He furthered his education, got his commission and enjoyed a great career in the United States Navy.
2671-1993 L. J. “Dutch” LARCH, United States Navy, Submarine Service.
2675-1993 CHRISTIAN HENNING, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS FRANCIS SCOT KEY (SSBN 657)
2676-1993 BEN SHATTUCK, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2685-1993 WILLIAM GIBSON, United States Navy, UDT/SEALs
2688-1993 Captain DONALD SCHERER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2689-1993 PAUL KOCHENDORFER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2690-1993 JOHN LAW, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2691-1993 Commander WALTER KRAUS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2692-1993 Rear Admiral HUGH P. SCOTT, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2693-1993 CHARLES KNUTSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2694-1993 Captain COLIN SAARI, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2695-1993 STANLEY LEVY, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS SKATE (SS 305) in WW II
2706-1993 GUSTAV BEHREND, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe (Petty Officer)
2707-1993 Lt. Cdr. RICH LANNING, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2708-1993 ROBERT KUENNE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2711-1993 Captain R. B. LANING, United States Navy, Submarine Service
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2719-1993 Rear Admiral MACK GASTON, United States Navy
2720-1993 JERRY L. ROGERS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2721-1993 Lt. Cdr. JOHN ROGGE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2723-1993 Captain JOHN MALLOY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2724-1993 DAVID MAJESKI, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2727-1993 RICHARD LIEURANCE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2730-1993 DON FREYERMUTH, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS S-33 (SS 138)
2733-1993 J. ALLAN MACTIER, United States Navy, Submarine Force
2736-1993 DALTON WESTER, United States, Veteran’s Service Officer
2741-1993 ALBERT McCOWN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2742-1993 Lt. Cdr. TRINIDAD RIOS, United States Navy, Submarine Service; served aboard USS CARBONERO (SS 337)
2743-1993 Captain JOHN CHRISTENSEN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2744-1993 Lt. JAY REED, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2751-1993 Lt. Cdr. JOHN McCARTHY, United States Navy, Submarine Service twenty-seven years
2752-1993 CHARLES RAHN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2755-1993 JEFFREY JENSEN, United States Navy, UDT//SEALs
2757-1993 DANIEL LUDWIG, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2760-1993 Lt. Cdr. JAMES O’DEA, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2761-1993 THOMAS KUNZ, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2762-1993 Captain ALLAN MAY, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS SHARK on five war patrols
2763-1993 Captain WILLIAM RICHARDSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2764-1993 Captain HORACE LEAVITT, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2765-1993 RAYMOND LUSTY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2766-1993 JAMES HENRY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2767-1993 JOHN MILEWSKI, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2768-1993 Captain ROBERT MORGAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2769-1993 Captain TIMOTHY CAREY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2775-1993 JÖRG SCHNEIDER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
2777-1993 Captain ALFRED KOSTER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2778-1993 ALFRED PAUTLER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2779-1993 FREDERICK OTTEN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2783-1993 Captain JOSEPH MEYER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2784-1993 Captain RICHARD PORTER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2785-1993 Commander ROBERT PERKINS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2786-1993 Captain HENRY PHELPS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2787-1993 Commander ALBERT PAPPAS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2790-1993 Captain ROBERT PHILLIPS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2793-1993 Colonel LESTER HOPPER; United State Air Force, Historian of the Civil Air Patrol
2794-1993 GARY POWELL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2800-1993 EDWARD WEICKEL; with the TITANIC Society
2803-1993 Captain WILLIAM MASECK, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2804-1993 NICHOLAS OTTOMANIELLO, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2807-1993 CLARENCE BYERS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2808-1993 ERNEST WESOLOWSKI, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2811-1993 RUDOLPH SUNDSTROM, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2815-1993 WILHELM HUF, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He rode U-416 and U-673
2816-1993 C. STEWART, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2817-1993 RONALD PELLETIER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2820-1993 FRANK FASOLO, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2822-1993 JAMES VOGELEI, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2823-1993 ROLAND SCHIRCH, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2825-1993 Lt. Cdr. TIMOTHY DUNIGAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2826-1993 “Sailor” DON SAUER, United States Navy, Submarine Service, combat veteran. A boxer, ‘Sailor‘ DON had an amateur record of 33 wins and only 3 losses when he joined the Navy. He was the welterweight boxing champion of the Navy and he has since been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
2827-1993 VIKTOR GERNHARD, one of Germany’s top artists – his work is superb!
2828-1993 JOHN MITNIK, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2830-1993 CHARLES MITNIK, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2833-1993 INGRAM TAYLOR, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2838-1993 Captain JOHN DEMLEIN, United Staters Navy, Submairne Service. He commanded USS WEST VIRGINIA
2839-1993 Lt. Cdr. DAVE CAMPBELL, United States Navy, Submarine Service. Former “WEPS” aboard USS WEST VIRGINIA
2940-1993 Lt. SCOTT JOHNSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS WEST VIRGINIA
2841-1993 JOHN BALOUGH, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He commanded the German U-234 during the time this surrendered German submarine was in Portsmouth Naval Base.
2845-1993 ED MONTAGUE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2846-1993 MIKE POWELL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2847-1993 MYLES KING, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2860-1993 EUGENE OAKEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2861-1993 DAVID LORBESKE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2862-1993 JAMES McGETTIGAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2868-1993 MICHAEL COOPER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2875-1993 AL BRAMAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2876-1993 Commander JOSEPH HITCHEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2877-1993 WILLIAM GROSS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2878-1993 ROY CHARLETTE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2879-1993 WILLIAM FERGUSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service. BILL rode the German U-1105 when she was brought to the USA from England. This was the “Black Panther” boat, completely covered in rubber to foil radar and sonar.
2880-1993 LIONEL laTRAVERSE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2881-1993 EARL LINDELL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2883-1993 WILLIAM HUTCHINSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2884-1993 ANTHONY ENOS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2885-1993 JAMES GALLAGHER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2886-1993 NORMAN DOYLE, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS PLAICE (SS 390)
2887-1993 EMERSON BACHELDER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2888-1993 JOHN BURKE, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS ARGONAUT (SS 166), USS DRUM (SS 228) and USS PICUDA (SS 382)
2890-1993 Commander RUSSELL MEDLEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service from 1943 until 1966
2891-1993 RICHARD NUTBROWN, United States Navy, Submarine Force
2892-1993 JOHN BURR, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2918-1993 Captain CHARLES HALL, United States Navy, Submarine Service. Served aboard USS AMBERJACK (SS 522), USS SKATE (SSN 578) and USS SHARK (SSN 591)
2931-1993 Captain BILL READ, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2932-1993 Captain RALPH PATTERSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode both SS and SSBN boats
2933-1993 JAMES DIMICK, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2934-1993 KARL HERMANN, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
2951-1993 PAUL LITTLEFIELD, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2952-1993 JOSEPH BARNACK, United States Navy, Submarine Service. JOE was with us on ‘Patrols‘, especially in Russia and Ukraine, and was a constant source of levity and humor with his antics.
2953-1993 GILBERT HANLEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2954-1993 LEROY KOETZ, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS 310)
2962-1993 Captain ROLAND REUTHER, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He made six war patrols in WW II.
2964-1993 Captain GORDON GOULD, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2969-1993 CHARLES LEVINE, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS QUEENFISH (SS 393) as radioman and was aboard when they sank the Japanese mercy ship AWA MARU in error. Postwar records indicate however, that this ship was carrying more than humanitarian cargo. Many high-ranking Japanese officers were aboard with a great deal of valuable personal cargo.
2970-1993 Master Chief PIERRE DISPENNETTE, United States Navy, Submarine Service – radioman
2975-1993 STAN HODGES, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2976-1993 ANTHONY LEONE, United States Navy
2978-1993 Lieutenant LANCE LANCECHE, United States Navy
2980-1993 REXFORD HARVEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2981-1993 Commander HARRY LEWIS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2985-1993 ROLF ROSELLEN, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. ROLF was in U-Boot School when the war ended.
2986-1993 KENNETH ROBERTS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2991-1993 MERVIN STRINGER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2992-1993 OLIVER SCHAFFER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2993-1993 JAMES PETERSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
2994-1993 JOSEPH SOUTTER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3006-1993 LEE HOLLINGSWORTH, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3013-1993 ROBERT SAZIMA, United States Navy, SEABEE during WW II
3016-1993 HAROLD SMITH, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3017-1993 FOREST STERLING, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3019-1993 CWO ANDREW SMITHART, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3020-1993 CPO DAVID SNYDER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3027-1993 Lt. MATTHEW ROWE, United States Navy. He was posted aboard the aircraft carrier USS BOXER and during one set of war games operating against a submarine, the submarine was “sunk” one time while BOXER was “sunk” about three hundred times so he wanted to take a look at the Submarine Service. He had a buddy who was an officer aboard an American submarine operating out of Pearl Harbor and asked if he could ride along on a short patrol. His friend told him they were leaving within a few hours and he told MATT to make himself comfortable in the officer’s wardroom until they cleared the harbor. When MATT entered the wardroom, he noted a grizzled old chief petty officer relaxing there with his coffee. Once clear of the harbor, his friend showed him around the boat. MATT was so impressed after a short three-day cruise that he transferred to the Submarine Service. He told his buddy that one of the reason he liked the Submarine Service so much was the ‘togetherness‘ that did not exist on the carriers. When his buddy asked what he meant, MATT said that every time he went into the officer’s wardroom, there was that grizzled old chief sitting there with a cup of coffee. His buddy stumbled and stuttered for a moment before telling MATT that this was not an old CPO but was in fact ComSubPac Rear Admiral GENE FLUCKEY (2169-1992) and that FLUCKEY was getting in his sea time to qualify for sub pay and that he wore the rank markings of a CPO so he didn’t bother the crew.
3028-1993 Commander EUGENE REARDON, United States Navy, Submarine Force
3029-1993 JAMES BUTTERWORTH, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3036-1993 FRED MULLER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3044-1993 Commander JOHN MACK, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3060-1993 PFC SCOTT CUNNINGHAM, United States Army
3063-1993 Captain JEFFREY STARR, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3066-1993 J. N. BAKER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3071-1993 Captain JERRY QUINN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3072-1993 GERALD HUNTER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3074-1993 F. NEAL SEVER, United States Navy, Submarine Service. NEAL was the signalman in one of the two rubber rafts sent ashore on Sahkalein Island by GENE FLUCKEY (2169-1992) to place the explosives beneath the train tracks.
3081-1993 Major DANIEL DIETZ, United States Army
3085-1993 S. MORROW DECKER, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS PUFFER (SS-269) on war patrols #2 through #7.
3092-1993 PAUL “SWISH” SAUNDERS, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He was COB (Chief of the Boat) aboard USS BARB (SS-220) under GENE FLUCKEY (2169-1992) and it was “SWISH” who put the explosive charge under the train tracks on Sahkalein Island. He was also instrumental in the rocket program in which USS BARB was the first submarine to ever fire rockets while submerged during a combat patrol.
3093-1993 HORST SCHMEISER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
3094-1993 DAVID NEWTON, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS-310).
3096-1993 Captain FRANK ELEFANTE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3100-1993 RICHARD HOUSE, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS-310) when they sank three Japanese Ro-boats.
3101-1993 VIRGIL “BLACKIE” LAWRENCE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3102-1993 Captain GEORGE WATERMAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3103-1993 LEWIS TEETER, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS-310).
3104-1993 DAVID DENNIS, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS-310).
3107-1993 FRITZ WIESER, Luftwaffe, Fighter Pilot
3110-1993 DON RECORD, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS-310).
3119-1993 ROBERT OSWALD, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS-310).
3123-1993 GÜNTHER WESTPHAL, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
3124-1993 Fregettenkapitän JÖRG KRAUSE, Kriegsmarine, Special Weapons. JÖRG was the Base Commander of one of the facilities at the highly secret rocket base at Peenemünde.
3126-1993 GEORGE ROBB, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3130-1993 DANIEL PERISCO, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS-310).
3131-1993 EDWARD JENKINS, United States Navy, ASW Service. He served aboard USS McNULTY (DE-581).
3132-1993 JOSEPH TUMA, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS-310).
3136-1993 CARTER PLYMPTON HYDRICK, Author. Among his books is “CRITICAL MASS“, the book in which he attempts to show that the German submarine U-234 was actually carrying enriched, weapons grade, uranium rather than uranium oxide, when she surrendered to the United States Navy.
3137-1993 ROBERT WILLIAMS, United States Navy, Aviation. BOB was the pilot of the Navy plane of VC-13 Squadron, flying off USS CORE that sank U-67. He and his navigator MORRIS GRINSTEAD (928-1989) and WALTER JANEK (227-1986) became good friends. JANEK was one of only three survivors of U-67.
3138-1993 ROBERT CRAMER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3141-1993 CLARK SPRINKLE, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS-310).
3145-1993 RON HICKOX, United States Navy. He operated a Veterans’ Museum in Tampa.
3153-1993 JOHN MANNING, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3155-1993 HELMUT KLONZ, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
3158-1993 Corporal MICHAEL GRAY, United States Army
3160-1993 JAMES CALLANAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS-310).
3161-1993 JAMES WARD, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3167-1993 Lt. Cdr. JOHNNIE WILLIAMS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3183-1993 WILLIAM SCHEVILL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3187-1993 ALBERT JOHNSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3189-1993 MIKE GODDING, Canadian Army, Helicopters
3190-1993 RICHARD GAMBY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3192-1993 FRANK SCIOSCIA, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3196-1993 WILLIAM DYER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3232-1993 GLENN KOESTER, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS-310).
3236-1993 DONALD LaPOINTE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3237-1993 MICHAEL KEENAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3241-1993 MICHAEL STEWART, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3242-1993 FRANK RODSTROM, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3243-1993 RIP BLOODGOOD, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS CUBERA (SS-347).
3269-1993 Colonel FRANK SOUSTRUENICK, United States Army
3273-1993 S/Sgt CHARLES ROBISON, United States Army
3277-1993 ROBERT AMISS, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS QUEENFISH (SS-393).
3278-1993 R. K. DESCHLER, United States Navy, UDT//SEALs
3279-1993 RICHARD EVERITT, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3288-1993 HOWARD LANGERMAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3289-1993 Commander ROBERT ENGLAND, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3291-LIFE-1993 Captain MICHAEL LANDADIO
3292-1993 Captain WILLIAM POWELL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3293-1993 ALEJANDRO QUESADA, United States Coast Guard, WW II combat
3294-1993 JOHN SCHOPPMAN, United States Coast Guard, WW II combat
3296-1993 RICHARD FORD, United States Navy, UDT/SEALs
3298-1993 DAVID HOLLAND, descendant of ‘the Father of American Submarines‘
3301-1993 Captain GEORGE COLLINS, United States Navy
3302-1993 JOHN ALLEN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3303-1993 WILLIAM KELLETT, United States Merchant Marine
3307-1993 Lt. General CLAUDE KICKLIGHTER, United States Army
3309-1993 Frau GILDEMEISTER, Owner of Fischhorne Castle in Austria which had been a horse farm for the SS Cavalry up to and during the war. Frau GILDEMEISTER will not allow anyone inside to take photos or research. She also owned a huge ranch in Argentina. When Hermann Göring surrendered to US Army Brigadier General Robert Stack, he was held at this castle with Stack and his staff. They had great parties and Göring was allowed to surrender as a Prisoner of War and he could keep his uniforms, medals and everything else that pertained to his rank and position. Shortly thereafter, for various reasons, Göring’s situation changed and he was stripped of his uniform and medals (they are on display in West Point now) and he was part of the ‘War Crimes Tribunal‘ at Nürnberg. He was sentenced to be hanged by strangulation but just before the guards came to bring him to the gallows, he took cyanide and beat the hangman.
3310-1993 CHRIS QUIJADA, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3315-1993 THOMAS ALLYN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3317-1993 JAMES ALLS, United States Navy, Submarine Service – WW II Combat Veteran.
3320-1993 Rear Admiral DAVID GOEBEL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3324-1993 THEODORE GUNTER, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BALAO (SS 285).
3331-1993 CHARLES ENTENMANN, he served in the Korean War and if you have tasted the delicious products from Entenmann’s Bakeries such as Entenmann’s cookies or Entenmann’s cup cakes, you know who he is.
3333-1993 RUSSELL CUSTER, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BARB (SS 220) during the war under GENE FLUCKEY (2169-1992).
3334-1993 TIMOTHY MAHER, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BARB (SS 220) during the war under GENE FLUCKEY (2169-1992).
3340-1993 Captain HAROLD WEAVER, United States Merchant Marine
3342-1993 RALPH TAYLOR, United States Navy, Submarine Servies
3348-1993 Lt. Cdr. PAUL ADAMS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3360-1993 Captain RICHARD METZ, United States Navy
3385-1994 WALTER BOENER, Luftwaffe. Fighter pilot, he flew with JG54, the famed “Green Heart Hunters”
3396-1994 Commander CHRISTOPHER CARLSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3398-1994 EMERY BASSETT, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3402-1994 MARK KUKULICH, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3404-1994 GEORGE CULLEN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3405-1994 ROBERT BARNES, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3408-1994 PAUL MENGELBERG, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. PAUL rode U-26, one of only two Type I-A submarines that nobody liked.
3409-1994 KEVIN FREYER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3420-1994 DENNIS SZOLLOSI, United States Navy, Aviation Service. DENNIS was Radarman serving aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY and USS WASP.
3426-1994 Commander RICHARD CALLAGHAN, United States Navy, UDT/SEALs
3427-1994 EDWARD AWEZEC, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3428-1994 ERNST BREHM, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He rode U-187.
3437-1994 Lt. Cdr. WILLIAM MURTHA, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3439-1994 WILLIAM ASHBY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3444-1994 T. S. “TIM” DENEEN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3446-1994 Commander W. W. ENNIS, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS SANDLANCE (SS 381), USS GUITARRO (SS 363) and USS DIODEN (349).
3448-1994 RONALD HYNES, Royal Navy
3450-1994 WALTER BLUMKE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3452-1994 Captain CARL LIDEL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3453-1994 HUBERT MAXEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3458-1994 ERWIN GRIMM, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootfahrer
3460-1994 EDWARD PARK, United States Army Air Force. He flew P39 and P-47 fighters in the South Pacific during the war.
3461-1994 JOHN ROMAGNANO, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3471-1994 DAVID BOISJOLIE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3481-1994 LOUIS BORDI, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3483-1994 DONALD ASCHER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3485-1994 FREDERICK BESSLER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3492-1994 TERRY TREADWELL, Author. He wrote “SUBMARINES WITH WINGS” about submarines that carried aircraft.
3493-1994 CHARLES WISSIG, Superb artist; worked for Disney Studios
3494-1994 LAWRENCE MILLER, United States Navy, Destroyer Service. He was aboard USS HAMMANN (DD 412) during the Battle of Midway.
3498-1994 CHARLES AMACHER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3501-1994 KURT SCHULZE, Luftwaffe, fighter pilot
3503-1994 OSIE BLANTON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3511-1994 DANIEL BIALKO, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3514-1004 ALFRED JESSHOPE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3515-1994 JAMES BERKEL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3521-1994 BISHOP BEVILLE, United States Navy, Submarine Servce…..became a doctor after the war.
3523-1994 ROBERT BISHOP, United States Navy, Submarine Service. BOB rode USS S-38 when they claimed sinking the first Japanese destroyer on 8 February 1942.
3532-1994 JAMES AUSTIN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3533-1994 DONALD BICE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3537-1994 PETER NALLE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3549-1994 LESTER BEESON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3550-1994 NORMAN SCOTT, Treasure hunter.
3555-1994 LOUIS BIRO, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3560-1994 THOMAS BORISCH, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3567-1994 EDWARD BROOKS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3568-1994 ALAN GOLDSMITH, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3577-1994 ROBERT MITCHELL, United States Navy, Destroyer Escorts
3583-1994 WALTER FORNEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3585-1994 ALBERT VICARELLI, United States Navy, Cruisers. He served aboardUSS INDIANA (BB 58).
3589-1994 RICHARD BERGHAMMER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3604-1994 CHARLES BLACKBURN, United States Navy, Submarine Veteran
3613-1994 LEONARD HOMAN, United States Navy, Destroyer Escorts
3614-1994 CARL BRUNO, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3615-1994 M/Sgt MARK CONRAD, United States Army
3619-1994 Captain PETER CHELEMEDOS, United States Merchant Marine. PETER was an officer on an American merchant ship that was sunk by a German U-Boat in the Atlantic. The U-Boat surfaced, came near his lifeboat and asked if anyone needed medical help. PETER said they had no injuries. The U-Boat officer sent over a compass and gave sailing directions to the nearest land then apologized that they had no fresh water to give the men in the lifeboats – so he sent over a couple cases of beer instead!
PETER was an officer aboard another American merchant ship in the Pacific making the run from Long Beach, California to Hawaii and they were sunk by a Japanese I-Boat. The ship broke in two; the forward half sank quickly while the stern section continued to float and burn. Here there was no offer of compass, sailing directions, water or beer…………the I-Boat began to machine gun the boats and even rammed one, smashing it and sending the men into the sea. Before the guns could be turned on the lifeboat with PETER in it, the stern section of the ship exploded and an airplane far on the horizon saw the flames and changed course to investigate. The I-Boat Skipper realized that destroyers and ASW aircraft would be there quickly, so he dived and left the area.
3620-1994 GEORGE BECKER, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS BATFISH (SS-310).
3622-1994 RICHARD TOMCZAK, United States Navy, Destroyer Escorts. He served aboard USS EDSALL (DE 129).
3627-1994 JIM BRENAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3628-1994 Lt. Colonel ROBERT SAWALLESH, United States Army
3629-1994 Captain JACK BENNETT, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS QUEENFISH (SS-393) as XO.
3634-1994 JOHN FLOBERG, United States Navy. JOHN was Under Secretary of the Navy at the end of the war and part of is job was to sign the orders to scrap a great number of U.S. Navy ships, planes and other equipment. When papers to scrap U-505 came to his desk, he saw the history in the capture of this boat and he would not sign orders to scrap her. Then began the movement to save the boat and bring her to Chicago where she sits today at the Museum of Science and Industry.
3635-1994 MARTIN GARCAR, United States Navy, Destroyer Escorts. He served aboard USS POPE (DE 184) during the battle that captured U-505.
3536-1994 Rear Admiral ANTHONY WATSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He told us that seeing U-505 made him want to be a submariner.
3637-1994 Commander JOHN DEBBOUT, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3638-1994 Captain HAROLD ANDERSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He was with us on our Sharkhunters “Patrol to Russia” and he learned why it was not a good idea to go through a Russian FOX TROT boat…..in your dress whites. These boats are not kept as neat and clean as American ships and boats. Entering at the conning tower hatch and exiting at the forward hatch – his dress whites were ruined, covered with rust streaks and grease stains.
3647-1994 ROBERT BADDAKER, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS CHARR (SS-328) in combat.
3649-1994 ROBERT McCOY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3650-1994 WILLIAM ELLIS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3668-1994 WILLIAM EBY, United States Navy, Submarine Service. BILL was a solid Member and participated in several Sharkhunters patrols. He became personal friends with Sharkhunters Founder HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) and would send little gifts to the Cooper children from ‘Pappy Bill‘ when they were toddlers. Sadly, on 28 June 2003, a strange automobile accident took his life.
3695-1994 WILLIAM BLOODWORTH, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3701-1994 DOUGLAS CHENEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3713-1994 MYLES YOUNG, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3715-1994 OTTO FRIEDERICH, United States Navy, 22 years in the Submarine Service
3721-1994 WILLIAM CARR, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3722-1994 THOMAS CLARK, United States Navy, UDT//SEALs
3725-1994 HOWARD CALVER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3731-1994 LEWIS CANUP, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3733-1994 HARRY RILLEY, worked for NARS (National Archives and Records)
3736-1994 Commander HARRY CLARK, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3738-1994 LeROY MEASE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3739-1994 W. P. CREWE, United States Navy, Destroyers. He served aboard USS DAVIS.
3747-1994 DONALD CARLSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3764-1994 BRUCE CAMPOLI, United States Navy, UDT//SEALs
3767-1994 HORST-EBERHARD von HORSTIG, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
3770-1994 WILLIAM CASTLEBERRY, United States Navy, Submarine Service – retired CWO.
3771-1994 OWEN ARKISON, United States Merchant Marine
3781-1994 VLADIMIR SHIRINOWSKI, Russian Politician
3782-1994 LARS-SUNN PEDERSEN; LARS headed up the recovery team that raised U-534. He is a good friend.
3783-1994 AAGE JENSEN – the diver who originally found U-534 on the bottom.
3787-1994 BILL HENKE, United States Army, served in Korea and Vietnam
3797-1994 Commander NORMAN BENEDICT, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3813-1994 M/Sgt. DAVID HAGAN
3816-1994 Commander HOLLIS CHURCH, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS S-1 and USS ATULE as Torpedo and Gunnery Officer.
3829-1994 Captain GEORGE WILL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3830-1994 GEORGE THOMPSON, United States Navy, UDT//SEALs
3837-1994 ALBERT CLOCKER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3838-1994 DENIS DODD, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3841-1994 STEPHEN CYGANIK, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3842-1994 Rear Admiral FREDERICK JANNEY, United States Navy
3855-LIFE-1994 STEPHEN WOLFE, co-owner of Wolfe-Hardin Gallery; sellers of high value military artifacts
3857-1994 Captain MAX DUNCAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service. Captain MAX was XO aboard USS BARB (SS 220) under command of EUGENE FLUCKEY (2169-1992) and has been a solid supporter of Sharkhunters.
3861-1994 AXEL NIESTLE, German researcher
3873-1994 ALLAN WINDLE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3874-1994 Rear Admiral HAYDEN CRAWFORD, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3877-1994 LEE HUGHES, United States Merchant Marine
3888-1994 CWO CHARLES PETRIE, United States Army, helicopter pilot
3900-1994 JAMES DICKENSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3902-1994 FLOYD DIEHL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3903-1994 IAN FIRTH, Invented GREY WOLF computer game
3904-1994 ED COWLES, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3918-1994 RICCARDO CELI, Heads up Italian Submarine Archives
3931-1994 IRA ‘FLARE‘ FREDRICKSON, United States Merchant Marine
3932-1994 Dr. KAY-PETER TOPP, Son of Admiral ERICH TOPP (118-1985)
3933-1994 MICHAEL TOPP, Son of Admiral ERICH TOPP (118-1985)
3967-1994 BUCK CATLIN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3968-1994 WERNER HUBER, German Wehrmacht
3975-1994 CARL “SKIP” JANSEN, United States Navy, Submarine Service. Enlisted 1964; qualified nuclear submariner; reactor operator/nuclear power school instructor; electronics technician senior chief (SS) and he served aboard USS NEREUS (AS 17) in 1966 then USS NAMES MADISON (SSBN 627) Blue and Gold crews from 1967 through 1972; nuclear power school in Bainbridge, MD and was an instructor from 1972 to 1976 for a total of 12 years active and 16 years reserve duty.
3978-1994 JOHN DEMBITSKY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3982-1994 WILLIAM DIMMITT, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3983-1994 HENRY DENFELD, United States Navy, Submarine Service
3986-1994 HANS HAUSER, Waffen SS
3987-1994 WALTER GIRG, Waffen SS
3991-1994 Captain HARRY BRAUN, Kriegsmarine – he wrote “Of Islands and Ships”
3995-1994 ALLAN HEIDE, United States Navy, Cruisers – with USS ALBANY
4003-1994 GEORGE BROWN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4024-1994 SIDNEY DORFMAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4045-1994 KENT DEES, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4062-1994 RICHARD DIXON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4077-1994 HEINZ NOWATNIK, Waffen SS officer
4080-1995 MARK SCALIA, researching the POW Camp that held the U-505 veterans
4081-1995 T/Sgt ROBERT HACKMAN, United States Army
4126-1995 Lieutenant Commander KENNETH NILSSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4135-1995 KURT SAMETRUTER, Waffen SS officer
4162-1995 WILLIAM SCHOFIELD, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS FLOUNDER (SS 251).
4165-1995 MICHAEL HUMPHRIES; MIKE’ with the BLACK PANTHER Museum in Maryland, the museum dedicated to U-1105 that is sunk in the river right off the shores of the museum property.
4172-1995 RUDI RAUCH, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. RUDI rode U-190.
4190-1995 HEINZ HUECKEROTH, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He rode U-168.
4191-1995 ROBERT BARNACK, United States Navy, WW II combat veteran, Destroyers
4195-1995 TIM TASSINARI, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS NEVADA (SSBN 733).
4198-1995 FRITZ CARNTEN, Waffen SS KNIGHTS CROSS
4199-1995 HEINRICH BASTIAN, Waffen SS, Obersturmführer (1st. Lt.) KNIGHTS CROSS
4205-1995 Lieutenant Commander STEPHEN KROTOW, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4210-1995 RALPH NEWMAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4211-1995 Captain WILLIAM McGONEGAL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4212-1995 EUGENE EISENSCHER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4214-1995 Senior CPO ROBERT THOMPSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4219-1995 Commander GERALD MASON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4233-1995 JOHN BESANTE – was one of the group salvaging treasure from SS JOHN BARRY
They brought up several hundred tons of silver ingots
4234-1995 HORST KLATT, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. HORST rode U-869 when they sank SS JOHN BARRY
4239-1995 Lt. RICARDO BONALUME-NETO, Brazilian Navy, Submarine Service
4253-1995 GREGORY DOUGLAS……….or is it PETER STAHL or any one of a multitude of pseudonyms? He has written many books including the series on Heinrich “Gestapo” Müller. He had been to Europe many times digging for treasure – what did he find?
4259-LIFE-1995 Major MICHAEL STACK, USA
4278-1995 Rear Admiral JOSEPH PECK, United States Navy, Destroyers – ASW combat veteran during World War II
4287-1995 Major MARK GOLD, United States Marines
4290-1995 ComSubGru 10; United States Navy, Commander of Submarine Group Ten
4291-1995 RICHARD LANDWEHR, published newsletter called “Seigrunen” on the Waffen SS
4294-1995 GORDON RICHARDSON, Partner with U-Boat Skipper HERBERT WERNER (18-1983) and the main in charge of the salvage operation to bring up the silver treasure that went down aboard SS JOHN BARRY.
4314-1995 JAMES K. WARNER, Head of the Christian Defense League
4326-1995 Captain WILLIAM BLANKENSHIP, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4331-1995 Commander JOSHUA LaPENNA, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4335-1995 Captain ROBERT CUSICK, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4336-1995 DAVID HADLEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4349-1995 Commander CLYDE EIDSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service; Pearl Harbor Survivor
4357-1995 THOMAS dePEW, United States Navy, Submarine Service; combat veteran;
TOM rode USS O-4 (SS 65), USS R-10 (SS 87), USS BARRACUDA (SS 163) and USS CAVALLA (SS 244)
4361-1995 THOMAS DOYLE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4362-1995 JAMES DUNNIVAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4373-1995 DONALD PIERSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service.
DON rode USS TINOSA (SS 283) six war patrols then was prize crew on the Japanese I-401
4396-1995 Colonel H. W. C. FURMAN, United States Army
4399-1995 ROBERT EBY, United States Navy, Destroyer veteran from WW II. BOB was more or less “Uncle Bob” to my kids
Sadly, he was killed in an strange and unusual traffic crash.
4400-1995 Captain VLADIMIR VASUKOV, Soviet Navy, Commander of the 21st Anti-Submarine Bridage, Black Sea Fleet.
4401-1995 VALERY SELIVANOV, Vice Mayor of St. Petersburg. He was replaced at the end of 1995 by Vladimir Putin.
4420-1995 JOSEPH LYNCH, Expert on Operation “High Jump”
4421-1995 RALPH FISCUS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4422-LIFE-1995 Lieutenant MAX LOHRINGLE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4424-1995 VICTOR SURICOV, Mayor of Kronstad
4430-1995 VIKTOR BRENDEL, German Army
4431-1995 JULES CRITTENDON – JULES was the reporter for the Boston Inquirer newspaper who did not take our advice regarding a guy named Brooks and his story of the “phantom U-Boat” sunk in 26 feet of water off Cape Cod and he spent a lot of the newspaper’s money looking for a submarine we told him didn’t exist. It was an expensive lesson for the newspaper.
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4434-1995 Commander JAN DRENT, Canadian Navy
4439-1995 Lieutenant HANDE FREGO, United States Navy
4464-1995 Captain VERNON JACKSON, United States Navy
4470-1995 Colonel T. C. FOSNACHT, United States Army
4490-1995 V. REGO MANITO, Brazilian Navy
4544-1995 CHARLES ULRICH, United States Merchant Marine
4545-1995 GEORGE DELMAR, United States Merchant Marine
4550-1995 JÜRGEN SCHLEMM, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
4570-1996 ROBERT COATES, United States Navy, Submarine Service
He rode USS HOE (SS 258) and USS RASHER (SS 269)
4572-1996 Captain ERNEST MURDOCK, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4581-1996 M/Sgt. PETER PETRISKY, United States Marines (Ret)
4582-1996 JAMES RUSHING, United States Marines, 4th Marine Division
4608-1996 MARTIN HIGLEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS LAPON (SS 260).
4613-1996 HEINZ FLEISCHER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He rode U-249.
4669-1996 Colonel ALBERT HANEY, United States Army………..in the “Spook” business
4680-1996 JOHN CROUSE, United States Navy, Submarine Service. After retirement, he ran the Submarine Museum in St. Mary’s, Georgia by SubBase King’s Bay.
4684-1996 Captain RANDOLPH SIPLE, United States Army, Recon.
4736-LIFE-1996 JOHN M. JOHNSON, United States Merchant Marine
4741-1996 W. N. PRICE, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4746-1996 JAMES PENNINGTON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4767-1996 Major JAMES SMITH, USA
4772-1996 AUGUSTINE DELA CRUZ, Philippine Army, 1942 through 1945
4789-LIFE-1996 PAUL ELLIOTT, United States Army. PAUL tells us that he enlisted in the U.S. Army August 1963…..two hours after he got his draft notice! That night he was at Fort Jackson, NC for a ten-week experimental course then eighteen months Russian Language course at the Presidio of Monterey until May 1965. He graduated a month early to begin his OCS class and graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant in November 1965. He went back into Army Intelligence and Security Branch then changed to Military Intelligence. From January to June 1966 he was in the Intelligence Officer Basic Training Course and Research Intelligence Course at Fort Holabird, Maryland.
He was Commanding Officer of the 580th MI Detachment at Fort Bragg, NC July and August 1966 which was basically a staging phase to “gather a whole slew of people with various job specialties and several tons of vehicles into a heap to be sent to Viet Nam in a large lump on a ship from Oakland, CA after a long train ride to get there”.
He was Commanding Officer of the 524th MI Detachment (counterintelligence) at the Nha Trang Field Office.
4803-1996 Commander EDDIE DANIEL, United States Naval Aviation
4839-1996 T. J. KUTTA, TIM is a professional writer, was Editor of our sister-publication, the FB Magazine of Eaglehunters and he wrote many articles that have appeared in both our FB Magazine and our Sharkhunters KTB Magazine.
4867-1996 MICHAEL MOYNAHAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4896-A/LIFE-1996 J. R. SANTOS, United States Navy, Submarine Service
4899-1996 Senator ALEXANDER MAILLIS, Senator in the Bahamas in the early 1990’s
4900-1996 Pastor RICHARD BUTLER, Founder of the Aryan Nations
4908-1996 NORMAN CARKEEK, United States Navy, Submarine Service…..nicknamed “Carkeek the Greek” by his shipmates.
4910-1996 Captain ROBERT WILSON, United States Navy
4926-1996 Colonel RANDAL HANKLA, United States Army
4933-1996 Colonel NICHOLL GALBRAITH, United States Army, Medical
4936-1996 Teniente MAXIMILIANO GONZALES, Navy of Venezuela, Submarine Service
4944-1996 GORDON WILLIAMSON, Author of several military history books, friend of HERBERT WERNER (18-1983), and leader of the expedition to raise millions of dollars worth of silver from the sunken Liberty Ship SS JOHN BARRY.
4950-1996 BERND KÜNZEL, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
4956-1996 Leutnant FREDERICK WEILMINSTER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
4957-1996 Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM MEDER, United States Army, Supply
4973-1996 Rear Admiral LEV DAVIDOVICH CHERNAVIN, Soviet Navy, Submarine Service. He is the last ComSub of the Soviet Navy. He and Sharkhunters President HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) became similar to ‘blood brothers‘ when they exchanged hats in St. Petersburg – an important thing to a Russian.
4974-1996 Admiral VICTOR ANDREEVICH KRAVCHENKO, Soviet Navy, former Commanding Officer, Soviet Black Sea Fleet
4975-1996 Rear Admiral GUENADDY SUCHKOV, Soviet Navy, former Deputy Commander, Soviet Black Sea Fleet
4981-1996 NIGEL BOYD, United States Navy
4990-1996 WILLIAM LIND, United States Navy
4993-1996 Rear Admiral ALEXANDER KORNILOV, Soviet Navy, Commander of Leningradski Naval District
4994-1996 Admiral BORIS POPOV, Soviet Navy, Commandant of the Soviet Naval Academy
4996-1996 VLADIMIR CHERNIENKO, Chief of the Diamond Shipyard, St. Petersburg, Russia
4999-1996 JAMES FEARON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5012-1996 ComSubGru 7, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5029-1996 WALTER STÖCKLIN, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He rode U-466 under GERD THÄTER (194-1986)
5043-1996 DAVID MEAKEN-JONES, Australian Navy, Submarine Service. Head of the Australian Submarine Veterans
5053-1996 Sergeant Major LARRY KAGAN, United States Army, combat veteran
5059-1996 Commander RICK DUBBERTY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5065-1996 JOE BERGEZ, officer in the navy of Belgium
5083-1996 PAT FUSSELL, United States Merchant Marine, World War Two veteran
5084-1996 HOWARD FUSSELL, United States Merchant Marine, World War Two veteran
5126-1997 WERNER SIELEMANN, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe
5135-1997 JUNE WANDREY, United States Army, Nurse. She wrote the book “Bedpan Commando”
5136-1997 Captain 1st Rank ANIKIN, Soviet Navy, Submarine Service. ComSub of the Black Sea Fleet
5137-1997 Captain 2nd Rank GODKOV, Soviet Navy, Submarine Service. Submarine Flotilla Commander, Black Sea Fleet
5152-1997 Rear Admiral SHELDON KINNEY, United States Navy, Surface Warfare. Destroyer Skipper in WW II; sank several U-Boats.
5155-1997 Australian Submariners Association
5159-1997 DEAN STOLTIS, United States Army
5181-1997 JAMES ROWAN, United States Coast Guard, Retired
5186-1997 CPO PAUL HOCKET, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5194-1997 Lieutenant Commander JOHN MORIARTY, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5195-1997 Captain HORST PEERICH, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5198-1997 CARL WOODEN, United States Navy, Submarine Service. He rode USS SEALION, USS BURRFISH and USS TRITON.
5202-1997 Colonel JOHN MURPHY
5212-1997 CRAIG STANLEY, Australian Navy
5214-1997 Commander DAN PALKO, United States Navy
5229-1997 Lieutenant WILLIAM BAAS, United States Navy
5233-LIFE-1999 MARK “SWEDE” ERICKSON, IC3, United States Navy.
USS HENLEY (DD 762) decommissioning crew;
USS AMERICA (CVA 66) 1973-1975
Cruises – Mediterranean, Caribbean, North Atlantic
5260-1997 Rear Admiral JEAN-MARIE MATHEY, Navy of France, Submarine Service
5261-1997 Fregettenkapitän HANS-JÜRGEN MAI, Bundsmarine, Submarine Service
5262-1997 Fregettenkapitän JÜRGEN WEBER, Bundsmarine, Submarine Service
5266-1997 Commander Submarines Pacific – United States Navy, Submarine Service
5267-1997 Captain ALAN CABOT, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5268-1997 GEORGE SPOONER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5278-1997 Commanding Officer, Iceland Defense Force
5279-1997 GERALD STRENGEL, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5299-1997 FRANCIS PASQUINELLI, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5304-1997 Chief ANTHONY ATWOOD, United States Navy
5307-1997 Vice Admiral RONALD EYTCHISON, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5315-1997 J. C. BRAMMER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5321-1997 ELIZABETH GASAWAY; author and under the pen name of E. B. Gasaway, she wrote the outstanding book “Grey Wolf, Grey Sea”, the story of GEORG WILHELM SCHULZ (162-1986) and his U-124, the “Edelweißboot“.
5372-1997 MIKE AVERY, United States Army. MIKE served two tours in Vietnam as a door gunner and a crew chief with a hunter-killer team.
5493-1997 Lt. Col JOE BASSI, United States Air Force
5526-1998 ALEXSANDER MITROFANOV, Soviet Navy, Submarine Service. ALEXSANDER is a native of Lithuania and retired from the Soviet Navy.
5528-1998 Chief WILLIAM REA, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5549-1998 Captain GUY GOODBOE, United States Air Force, pilot
5555-1998 Captain TOM THAMM, United States Navy
5566-1998 Captain RALPH BROOKS, United States Navy
5573-1998 Captain MUHLIS ERGUEN, Navy of Turkey
5578-1998 Captain C. R. Clark, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5596-1998 JOHN MORRISON, Survivor of the sinking of ATHENIA
5617-1998 JAMES FAHEY, Archivist, United States Navy Archivist
5649-1998 PETER TAMM, One of the wealthiest men in Germany; has huge museum
5651-1998 HEIKO HERMANNS, Bundsmarine
5677-1998 Lieutenant Commander ED MAYER, United States Navy, Submarine Service
5700-1998 ALFRED HARM, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. He rode U-111
5753-1999 GRAYDON LEWIS, United States Navy, ONI. “Grady” attended radio school on the east coast then “Spook” school on the west coast and he served through the Cold War in places like Hawaii, Bremerhaven, Japan and various US bases where he was a Senior Chief Cryptologist. After retiring from the Navy, he taught high school.
5762-1999 WERNER SCHNEIDER, Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe.
5790-1999 GERALD MOORE, Central Intelligence Agency USA;
5814-1999 FRANK McCLATCHIE, United States Navy, combat veteran World War Two Destroyer Escorts. He served aboard USS NEAL A. SCOTT;
5830-1999 Lt. Cdr. JOHN PURNELL – United States Navy
5831-1999 Major MICHAEL SKINNER, United States Army
5848-1999 Rear Admiral GROGEAN, United States Navy;
5889-1999 Inspector of the Navy, Federal Republic of Germany;
5949-1999 Lt. Cdr. ANDRE MENDELL, United States Navy;
5999-2000 DONALD LYTLE, United States Navy;
6000-2000 PAUL LUTZ, United States Navy;
6010-2000 Captain PAUL DUNN, United States Navy;
6015-2000 SUBMARINE CLUB, St. Petersburg, Russia;
6043-2000 Captain PAUL ALLERS, United States Navy;
6056-2000 MARIO ALMAGUER, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6059-2000 PHIL ASCHENDORF, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6061-2000 Major KARL ZETMEIER, United States Army;
6066-2000 JAMES ASHTON, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6067-2000 ERICH ZILLER, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6068-2000 RICHARD WRIGHT, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6072-2000 IRVIN WILSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6074-2000 JEROME YOUNG, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6075-2000 MICHAEL WINGEIER, United States Navy & United States Coast Guard. MIKE served twenty-six years including three years with the German Navy (1991 – 1994) with the 3rd Schnellbootgeschwader in the Personnel Exchange Program;
6076-2000 JIM ANDERSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6077-2000 FRED WRIGHT, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6080-2000 RODNEY ‘ZEKE‘ ZEMKE, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6088-2000 JOHN BAKER, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6089-2000 KENNETH BECKER, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6093-2000 JOHN LASSE, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6094-2000 PHILIP BARRETT, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6095-2000 DAN BOSANKO, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6096-2000 FRANCIS BRANDNER, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6097-2000 ROBERT BEERS, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6098-2000 WILLIAM BEITEL, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6099-2000 HERBERT BOLTON, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6100-2000 JOHN BOE, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6101-2000 WILLIAM BENZICK, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6102-2000 CHARLES BENNETT, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6111-2000 PHILLIP WILLIAMSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6112-2000 PHILIP BECNEL, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6113-2000 THOMAS BARNES, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6114-2000 HAROLD BRECHT, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6115-2000 DANNY WILLIAMS, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6116-2000 TERRY WILLIAMS, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6117-2000 WILLIAM BENNETT, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6118-2000 GEORGE BREAULT, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6119-2000 BOB BLACKWELL, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6120-2000 DICK BAKER, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6121-2000 GUY BLADES, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
6122-2000 JOHN BORECZKY, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
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#6123-2000 JACK BETTICK; United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6124-2000 HARRY BROWN; United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6138-2000 ELMER BUSSARD; United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6139-2000 CHARLES BUTLER; United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6140-2000 PAUL BISSEY; United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6141-2000 Dr. GARY BUEHLER, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6142-2000 CLARENCE BUSH; United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6143-2000 CHARLES BUSH; United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6144-2000 ALFRED BENNETT; United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6152-2000 HERBERT SCHLIPPER; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. I.W.O aboard U-615.
#6153-2000 HEINZ von DAVIDSON; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. Commanding Officer U-281
#6154-2000 HELMUT FRIEDERICH; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. L.I. aboard U-230, U-612 and U-2507
#6155-2000 HARTWIG LOOKS; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. Commanding Officer U-264.
#6164-2000 DIERK LUEHRS; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. Commanding Officer U-453.
#6166-2000 Oberstleutnant MICHAEL KAISER; German Army. When we met MICHAEL in 2000, he held the rank of Hauptmann (Captain) in the German Army. He now holds the rank of Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel), has been a battalion commander, our trusted guide in Nürnberg and a good friend.
#6167-2000 KARL WALDECK, Kriegsmarine. KARL was president of the Austrian Submarine League. He and his wife Anni and became close friends with Sharkhunters President HARRY COOPER, #1-LIFE and COOPER was a guest in their home many times – our Sharkhunters tour bus stopped there for refreshments and visit with KARL. KARL and Anni were with us for just every Sharkhunters Patrol in Bavaria as well…..then something strange took place. KARL was telling COOPER about his time in the Kriegsmarine and that he was a petty officer aboard a German destroyer at the end of the war. This was strange because the German destroyers were all destroyed by the end of the war, when KARL said he rode them. COOPER also asked how he was head of the Austrian Submarine League if he was not a U-Bootfahrer. He finally admitted that he was in the U-Bootwaffe at the end of the war – AND AFTERWARDS! He said that he was a petty officer on a U-Boat that made three runs to the Central Atlantic after the end of the war. He said they sailed out of Spain with passengers but he very quickly added that he could not remember their names. He asked us not to reveal this while he was alive and we kept our word. Unfortunately he told others and one of his U-Boat buddies was with him at the Hotel zum Türken in the presence of our dear friend INGRID SCHARFENBERG, Member #3308. His buddy was appalled that he would reveal this information to so many people. He knew that nobody at Sharkhunters, other than COOPER, even knew this story and it would not leak from there but all the others that KARL told – this could be a problem. He gave a very special photo of himself to INGRID with instructions that she give it to COOPER after KARL began his ‘Eternal Patrol‘. This she did some years ago.
#6168-2000 ED DOLINAR; United States Navy, Submarine Service.
#6174-2000 HANS GESSNER; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. W.O. aboard U-1195; Commanding officer U-1008.
#6175-2000 KLAUS POPP; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. Commanding Officer U-140 and Training Skipper U-552.
#6178-2000 KARL-HEINZ SCHROEDER; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. Commanding Officer U-1195 and U-763.
#6182-2000 GÜNTHER DRESCHER; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. I.W.O. aboard U-196, Commanding Officer U-3026.
#6183-2000 Dr. WOLF ACKERMANN; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. I.W.O. aboard U-509, Commanding Officer U-994. After the war became Doctor of Law.
#6211-2000 OTTO NACHTIGALL; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. Commanding Officer U-1171, U-430 and U-3513.
#6219-2000 CLAUS-PETER CARLSEN; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. I.W.O. aboard U-251, Commanding Officer U-732.
#6238-2000 HEINRICH SCHROETELER; Kriegsmarine, U-Bootwaffe. Commanding Officer U-667 and U-1023.
#6290-2001 JAMES NORTHROP; United States Navy, Submarine Service.
#6314-2001 RICHARD GAY; United States – Central Intelligence Agency.
#6316-2001 ALBERT COX; United States Navy, Submarine Service.
#6320-2001 FRANK SCHREIBER; United States Navy, Submarine Service.
#6321-2001 ALBERT SCHULZE; United States Navy, Submarine Service.
#6349-2001 Sergent Major KARL GANSBERG; United States Army 1952 until 1980.
#6373-2001 Lt. Col. FRED OLIVI; United States Army Air Force. He was co-pilot aboard BOCK’S CAR when they dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki
#6376-2001 Colonel J. WARD BOYCE; United States Army Air Force.
#6381-2001 Colonel RICHARD HARRIS; United States Army.
#6457-2001 WILBUR SCHULTZ; United States Navy, Submarine Service.
#6516-2002 WALTER JUCKER; Sweden, Army.
#6524-2002 Captain DON WEAVER, United States Navy;
#6530-2002 Captain ROSS PORTER, United States Navy;
#6574-2002 Lt. Cdr. GLENN DUNCAN, United States Navy;
#6576-2002 WILLIAM DUMBAULD, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6579-2002 GEORGE DEPMAN, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6580-2002 DALE DANIELSON, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6581-2002 Captain T. B. DABNEY, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6617-2002 OSCAR WELDE, United States Navy, Submarine Service;
#6625-2002 Colonel ROBERT WICKE, United States Air Force. His father was lost aboard SS OREGON, sunk by U-156;
#6658-2003 RALPH CLARK, United States Navy, Submarine Servce;
#6659-2003 Captain EMIL CEKADA;
#6771-2004 Cdr. FRANCO deBERARDINIS, first in Italian Decima Mas then US Navy SEALs;
#6812-2004 Captain JOSEPH B. Y. ROITMAN, Israeli Navy;
#6832-2004 Captain RICHARD BARBATO, USN;
#6847-2004 STEVEN McMULLIN, Post-war British submariner;
#6859-2004 DANIEL CARR, United States Marine, Vietnam veteran;
#6863-2004 Captain JAN FRASER, Merchant Marine, more than thirty years;
#6887-2004 Colonel ARTHUR MacBRAYER, United States Army;
#6909-2004 ROBERT “DEX” ARMSTRONG, US Navy Submairne Service. He rode USS REQUIN and his stories of life aboard as an E3 were filled with fun and humor, but they painted a very accurate picture of life aboard during the ‘Cold War‘;
#6919-2004 Oberst (Colonel) RIGOLF HENNIG, Germany Army Medical Corps. He was with us on our 2009 expedition to San Carlos di Bariloche and other places of the Third Reich in Argentina;
#6964-2005 Sr. Chief SPARKMAN, US Navy;
#6979-2005 “FAST” EDDIE HOGAN, Destroyer Skipper in the war; US Navy;
#6998-2005 GEORGE HAGEMEISTER; US Navy World War Two SubVet;
#7032-2005 CMSGT KIM WOLFERSPERGER, US Air Force;
#7039-2006 Lt. Cdr. DAVID GROEPLER, US Navy, Fighter Pilot;
#7062-2006 JOHN BAGBY, US Navy, P-3 ORION crew;
#7073-2006 DIETER ROSELLEN, US Navy SubVet, son of ROLF ROSELLEN, Member #2985 LIFE;
#7085-2006 JOHN CARROLL, US Navy, SubVet;
#7092-2006 JOHN WALLING, Merchant Marine, JOHN rode the Liberty Ships in WW II;
#7109-2006 Lt. Col. “MAD” MAX RIEKSE, United States Army;
#7124-2006 RANDY NASTASI, US Army, Sgt, Green Berets;
#7135-2006 Colonel CURT EBITZ, US Army, Vietnam combat veteran, Purple Heart;
#7170-2006 WILLIAM VALENTINO, US Army, Paratrooper, Combat Engineer 1979-1988;
#7214-2007 JAMES EPPS, US Navy, SubVet – he rode USS BARB in the war;
#7220-2007 WOLF-DIETER RESSING; Austrian Military, Executive with the Ulrichsberggemeinschaft and a good friend;
#7241-2007 STEVE GATES, US Air Force, loadmaster on C-124C aircraft then on C-130B and up to C-5A and C-5B aircraft, retired with thirty five years service. He later went into law enforcement and headed up the police dive team. He regularly dives U-853 as well as USS BASS. Interesting and informative – most of all I find the respect shown the German crews by this team.
#7256-2007 NINO OSBORN, survivor of the sinking of MS ATHENIA;
#7248-2007 GÜNTHER POLJNAR, Austrian Army, Commander 7th Brigade;
#7254-2007 JASON BULKELEY, Skilled in Russian and other languages, former ‘SPOOK‘;
#7274-2007 ROBERT BEAM, US Army Utah Beach veteran;
#7305-2008 ABEL BASTI, outstanding researcher on the Third Reich in Argentina;
#7353-2008 JOSEPH FARRELL PhD; researcher of sorts;
#7367-2008 Oberstleutnant (Lt. Col.) HEINZ KEITH, new German Army;
#7383-2008 ROBERT GERGEN, US Army, Armored;
#7412-2008 IGOR WITKOWSKI, the world’s top researcher on ‘die Glocke‘ otherwise known as the ‘Nazi Bell‘ and is a world authority on many of the really secret weapons of the Third Reich;
#7413-2008 STEVE CANYON, US Navy career submarine sailor;
#7425-2009 DENNY HEINEN, US ARMY. He emailed: “I appreciate all the hard work that you and your staff do for Sharkhunters and can see where this veterans project is a very big project. I was drafted into the US Army November 1961, did my basic training at Fort Ord then shipped by train from California to New York then by troop ship to Germany for the next 18 months. While in Neu-Ulm (Bavaria) I visited as many places of the Third Reich as I could.”
#7452-2009 ROBERT LEISTON, Captain, USMC;
#7466-2009 Captain SERGIO FERNANDES, Brazil Navy instrumental in our expedition to Trindade;
#7473-2009 Fähnrich ERICH KOLLMAR, Kriegsmarine, served under Captain Juli;
#7483-A-2010 DAVID HUFFMAN, US Army crew chief on AH-64S Apache helicopters. DAVE is now a commercial pilot and was incredibly helpful in showing Sharkhunters how to publish our books;
#7490-2010 HENRY TKACS, US Marines, saw heavy combat in World War Two;
#7510-2010 JOHN CUNNINGHAM, US Navy, Submarine Service. He qualified for his Dolphins aboard U-2513! After U-2513 was decommissioned he rode USS DIABLO (SS 479). He publishes a newsletter for US Navy men who rode the German U-Boats after the war.
#7531-2010 GEOFFREY BROOKS, Transplanted Brit to South America, an expert on the German U-Boat activity along Argentine shores during and for decades after the war;
#7563-2011 RUDOLF ARENDT, Kriegsmarine, Skipper of a couple Type II boats in the Black Sea. He was actually one month younger than HANS-GEORG HESS, Member #125 making ARENDT the youngest.
#7564-2011 GEORGE PHILLIPS, US Navy SubVet;
#7588-2011 MANFRED THORN, 1st SS, Leibstandardt Adolf Hitler. He served under Joachim Peiper;
#7598-2011 Hauptsturmführer (Captain) ERICH PRIEBKE, Waffen SS. After living for decades in the sleepy little village of San Carlos di Bariloche where many other SS veterans…..and Adolf Hitler lived, he was taken to Italy for military trial. He was found NOT guilty of anything and returned to his home. Certain people made such a fuss that he was brought back and tried in a civilian court and found guilt. He was sentenced to life in prison, but in a very nice apartment in Rome where he was allowed to walk in the park and do his shopping in the local markets. We enjoyed a nice dinner and conversation with his son when our Sharkhunters group was there in 2009.
#7602-2012 DEREK WALLER, Royal Air Force;
#7606-2012 MIKE WHICKER, US Air Force veteran, novelist writing WW II spy novels;
#7607-LIFE-2012 Lt. Col. JOHN HAUCK, joined the US Army as a private and retired as a Lt. Col. As a 2nd Lieutenant, fresh out of OCS, he led 40 soldiers into combat in the First Gulf War. In those bitter 100 hours, his men suffered three wounded but JOHN personally took four Iraqi soldiers prisoner. Over his time in the Army he commanded troops on three continents. His awards and accomplishments are extremely numerous;
#7612-2012 STEVE LAROE, Career US Navy;
#7614-2012 Colonel RONALD KLOET, US Army;
#7615-2012 GREGORY ALEKSANDROVS, four years US Army, Infantry Team Leader in Kosovo and Iraq, discharged as E-5 (Sergeant) then went into another Government Agency;
#7618-2012 KARL SYMONS; Career US Navy, NavTorpedoSta Keyport, USS BRISTOL COUNTY (LST 1198), NAS Alameda and much more;
#7635-2012 JESUS GONZALVEZ, Armed Forces of Spain – airborne artillery and Front Line Communications. He emailed:
“I am really excited by my new Membersip in this very interesting and unique organization.”
#7660-2012 JOHN MILLER, US Coast Guard;
#7664-2012 DAN BAUER, US Marines but his father rode U-201 and U-805 during the war;
#7676-2013 Lt. Col. DONALD EVETT, US Air Force. Retired after 27 years of active duty during which he was in Japan with the Occupation Forces and was later with 675th Glider Field Artillery of the 11th Airborne in the USA. Transferred to the 9th Corps HQ in Sendai, Japan, joined the US Air Force and served in the Korean War with the 98th Bomb Group based at Yokota Air Base, Japan. He was a crewman on B-29 bombers then went to Officer Candidate School and became an Industrial Engineer with the USAF.
#7680-LIFE-2013 JEFF RENSE, go to www.rense.com to learn about JEFF. We are on his radio program the third Friday of every month with WW II history you cannot get anywhere else;
#7684-2013 ERNST PRUEGL – you will notice that we did not display a Flag with ERNST, who is on the left in that photo. He was born in Austria and served in that country but now he lives part time in Austria and part time in Australia where he serves with the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard. He is always with us for our Southern Patrol;
#7728-2013 CLARK McCLELLAND, 35 years engineer with NASA. He met Hans Kammler and ‘Gestapo‘ Müller in the office of Dr. Debus and he was on site with the ‘Kecksberg Egg‘. CLARK has great knowledge on many government secrets;
#7729-2013 KARL-HEINZ FISTER, several decades with the German Merchant Marine;
#7740-2014 DON SCHWANKE, twenty years with the US Army with the final rank of Sgt. 1st Class (E-7) then became an office and rose to the rank of W3 Warrant Officer. His career field was nuclear weapons and spent time in the Far East in South Korea as well as Vietnam plus Germany;
#7778-2014 CARL GAEDE, German Army in the late 1950’s and was a driver for a German general at the German Embassy in Washington, DC. CARL emailed:
“I enjoyed the KTB without the anti-German slant which is usually associated in other English language publications.”
#7781-2014 ASHLEIGH McINTOSH, United States Army (Ret) but a served a hitch in the US Marines as well. He retired at the rank of Sergeant Major, Infantry.
#7792-2014 Lieutenant JOHN McGUCKIN, US Navy SubVet. He rode USS AMBERJACK (SS 522);
#7843-2015 SP4 JAMES ROGERS, US Army, Vietnam veteran, 23rd Infantry Division, 523 Signal Battalion and later at DaNang with the 196th Infantry Brigade;
#7908-2015 SFC VICTORIA DYLEWSKI, US Army;
#7931-2015 Lt. Col. PAT GILMORE, US Air Force pilot C-141 transport planes Vietnam and Gulf War;
#7955-2015 DAVID NASELLI, US Navy, Electronics and posted aboard USS NASHVILLE (LPD-13) and sailed off the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, Caribbean, GITMO and Lebanon. Discharged from the Navy but shipped over into the SeaBees;
#7984-2015 JAMES PRATT, US Navy E-5 Aviation Electronics Technician cross trained as a Plane Captain and cross trained again as a Nuclear Weapons Loader. He was aboard USS RANGER with Attack Squadron 93 homebased out of NAS Lemoore, California.
#7988-2016 Captain CHARLES MICHAEL “MICKEY” GARVERICK, United States Navy, Submarine Force. Captain GARVERICK has been with Sharkhunters much earlier than the 2016 shown as he was head of the US Naval Submarine League for some years and as such, a Sharkhunters Member back then;
#8005-2016 ROY KREUZER, grandson of Reimar Horten, one of the two Horten Brothers who designed the jet powered flying wing bomber for the Luftwaffe as well as other flying wing aircraft for South American Air Forces AND helped design the stealth B-2 bomber and the F-117 stealth fighter for the US Air Force;
#8006-2016 DIEGO HORTEN, son of Reimar Horten, one of the two Horten Brothers who designed the jet powered flying wing bomber for the Luftwaffe as well as other flying wing aircraft for South American Air Forces AND helped design the B-2 bomber and the F-117 stealth fighter for the US Air Force;
#8026-2016 Major ROGER MICK, US Army. Prior to retirement, he served 11 years as Director of Admissions at Missouri Military Academy and an additional 9 years as Admissions Counselor and Registrar at Riverside Military Academy. As to his Membership, he tells us:
“I read the KTB voraciously and now as a Member, look forward to many more upcoming issues. I am particularly interested in future trips/patrols to South America to further explore the trail of Adolf Hitler.”
MORE WILL BE ADDED AS NEW MEMBERS//VETERANS JOIN.…..please check back as we will post them as soon as they join. We proudly have more than 8,000 Members in 77 countries and a great many are veterans.