36th Contemporary History Auction

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Important U-869 grouping to Oberfunkmaat Horenburg

Important U-869 grouping to Oberfunkmaat Horenburg

LOT 46-0262
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Auction ended        18th April 2020  |  04:54 pm CEST
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
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LOT 46-0262
EAN 2000000459554
LOT 46-0262
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000459554
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 46-0262
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000459554
Important U-869 grouping to Oberfunkmaat Horenburg

Description

Grouping to U-Boot Oberfunktmaat Martin Horenburg serving on U-869. 

In 1991, a fishing boat accidentally found a submarine wreck about 70 km off the coast of New Jersey. Thereupon a diving team explores the wreck for years. With the goal of finding out which submarine it is. During this time, the mission was accompanied by a camera team. A found kitchen knife, in which the name "Horenburg" was engraved, was one of the most important pieces of evidence. It took six years to finally identify the submarine. It was U-869 and the and history had to be rewritten. Until that date (1997), U-869 was believed to have been sunk near Gibraltar. The official records state now, that U-869 was destroyed on 11. February 1945 by two U.S. destroyer escorts, "Howard D. Crow" and "Koiner". 

A part of the grouping is the kitchen knife (to see in the documentation). In addition, a wooden cutlery tray, a door sign with his name as well as a 1942 Kriegsmarine KPM porcelain bowl. Every piece was recovered from the wreck.

Two nice period time photos of Martin Horenburg. Both photos come directly from his family. Including some postwar documents.

A unique and important grouping.

The documentation "Hitler's Lost Sub" is also available on YouTube. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exEL1tw1yoM (English) or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VppEJJVMVow (German).

 


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