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U-3009 Soldbuch to commander Kptl. Schimpf

Lot 36-0698

Auction ended: March 9, 2019
Starting price: € 1.800,00
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Important Soldbuch to U-Boot commander Kapitänleutnant Karl Schimpf, commander of the type XXI U-3009.
 
Schimpf served as a "Wachoffizier" with 2.Geleitflottille from October 1939 until January 1940 before he was sent to "Hilfskreuzer Thor" as a watch officer until May 1941. He was promoted the commander of 3. Minensuch-Flottille shortly after.
 
From July until November 1942 he was trained as a U-Boot sailor. He served as "1WO" on U-514 from November 1942 until May 1943 and commanded U-803 from September 1943 until April 1944. In November 1944 he took over the command of U-3009 until May 1945 when he sunk his u-boat on 5.5.1945 (Aktion Regenbogen).
 
Many more details on his service time are available on the internet.
  
Soldbuch with original attached photograph. Issued on 8.6.1944 by Feldpostabteilung M53033 (Führer der Unterseeboote Ost). "Kommando 5. Unterseebootsflottille" stamped. Furthemore a large red "U" to the first page.
 
Awards on page 4: 
1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class, 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class, Auxiliary War Cruiser Badge, Minesweeper War Badge, U-Boot War Badge.
 
Many other notes including late 1945 notes.
 
Furthermore an original 6cm + 9cm photograph of U-3009 as well as a book on Hilfkreuzer Thor. Schimpf is mentioned a couple of times.
 
Good condition 2.
 
 

(U-3009 Soldbuch des Koomandanten Kptl. Schimpf)

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