Autographed photo of engelbert endrass, first officer for gunther prien on the u47 at scapa flow. Following the events at scapa, priens reputation was boosted further by the nazi propaganda machine, which sought to make capital out of his success. Lord john press signatures book of portraits and autographs of famous. Unfollow gunther prien to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Prien wrote a book of his experiences during the war, mein weg nach scapa flow my way to scapa flow, released in the autumn, 1940. Gunther prien 16 january 1908 presumed 8 march 1941 was a german uboat commander during world war ii.
Prien was a uboat commander who shocked the british in october 1939 by slipping through antiuboat nets at scapa flow, which was thought impossible, to. Nov 21, 2005 in the mayhem that followed, prien and his crew escaped unnoticed. Echevarrieta signed a ten year contract with the marineleitung for the. A myriad of entrance barriers including nets defied entry, but prien picked it clean. Biography of gunter prien excerpt gunter prien, born january 16, 1908, died march 8, 1941, was a german military and a submarine commander. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else. On the spot donitz awarded everyone the iron cross, and prien the iron cross first class. A lot of historical stuff about his childhood which obviously leads to the man he became. Hand signed autograph photo uboat, uboot commander gunther. At 0027 hours on 14 october 1939, uboat ace gunther prien slipped his u47. Lieutenant commander gunther prien 16 january 1908 presumed 7 march.
Jerrys autographs and collectibles 181 followers jerrymyr 6457 jerrymyrs feedback score is 6457 100. Gunther prien and the crew of the u47 after the u47 sank the hms royal oak at scapa flow, adolf hitler invited the crew to berlin and personally met then as shown here. Wellwishers and autograph hunters young and old lined the streets in. Prien narrated the attack in the book mein weg nach scapa flow 1940. His autograph is extremely rare and desired by collectors. Dean koontz born july 9th, 1945 in everett, pennsylvania is an american author best known for his suspense thrillers. They made wilhelmshaven on the morning of the 15th, and were met at the dock by donitz and grossadmiral erich raeder. In 1940 the inevitable book chronicling the mission, mein weg nach scapa flow my.
His submarine sand the british battleship royal oak and escaped, october and 14, 1939. Prien sank 162,769 tons of allied shipping before he perished with all his crew on. President karl donitz signed first day cover auto autograph rare germany hitler. From the sinking of the hms royal oak to the battle of the atlantic by. But there was little, really, about the ubopat commander and how he made his decisions as captain and his command style. Gunther prien welcoming returning uboat heinrich gunther prien, navy uboat commander, was born on january 16, 1908 in osterfeldthuringia, the son of a judge. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. On the night of 14 october 1939, the type viib uboat u47, on its second war patrol, penetrated the main royal navy base at scapa flow.
Wwii autograph u boats gunther prien excessively rare. Jan 30, 20 gunther prien 1908 1941 germanys first uboat ace who snuck his u47 into the british anchorage at scapa flow and sank the royal oak with a huge loss of life. Karl donitz and gunther prien signatures together rare uboat. Gunter prien kc ultra rare uboat commader signed jan 24. Autographed photo of engelbert endrass, u46 the fifth field. In 1923, he joined the german merchant navy, receiving his masters license in 1932. U47 was a german uboat commanded by gunther prien, one of the great uboat aces of the second world war. Whether you fear ghosts, zombies, werewolves, vampires, demonic possession or paranormal activities, youll find them found here. Buy uboat commander fortunes of war fortunes of war s. Wwii autograph u boats gunther prien excessively rare autograph letter signed by prien dated december 3rd 1940 only a few weeks before his death thanking his correspondent a young lady for her congratulations probably for his spectacular sinking of hms royal oak and apologising for a previous letter when he had wrongly addressed her thinking that she was a girl of. An historical resource dedicated to gunther prien and u47. Gunter prien kc ultra rare uboat commader signed stunning hoffman wartime 6 x 4 black and white portrait photo. Join facebook to connect with gunter prien and others you may know. This mentions a german submarine ace called gunther prien, who was captain of submarine u47 page151.
Although the destroyer could catch u47 in a straight line, the sub had better maneuverability and probly could have got away. Commander of u47 and holder of the knights cross with oakleaves. Gunther prien uboat knights cross willrich signed card gunther prien korvettenkapitan crew 33 sank 31 ships for a total of 191. Endrass sank 118,528 tons of allied shipping, before he was killed with his entire crew on the u567, northeast of the. Wartime postcard with original signature of uboat ace gunther prien. After an explosion was seen underwater, it was assumed that the uboat had been damaged and sunk by depth charges.
Gunther prien 16 january 1908 presumed 8 march 1941 was a german u boat commander. Gunther prien was a german uboat commander during world war ii. He was killed on may 1941 u47 did not return from its mission near iceland. I recently saw a priens picture with his wife, taken shortly after his visit to scapa flow, and. Book is a special signed and numbered edition 346500. Just click the edit page button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the biography submission guide. Gunther prien, took a last look at the numerous ships, piers, cranes. Ive read about prien and scapa flow in many of the books ive read, of course, so this recent book focusing on prien and scapa flow was particularly welcome. Gunther prien and the crew of the u47 the fifth field. It is 12 years since the german uboat commander guenther prien, the hero of seapa flow sank with his crew when attacking a convoy. Gunther prien 16 january 1908 presumed 8 march 1941 was a german uboat commander. He died in may 1941 when u47 was sunk, either by his own circling torpedo, or hms wolverine. Ww2 german kriegsmarine autograph admiral karl donitz signed. At 0027 hours on 14 october 1939, uboat ace gunther prien slipped his u47 into scapa flow harbour which, the british admiralty had deemed impregnable to an attack by sea.
Aiming for his masters certificate, prien quickly signed on the oldenburg now the. Gunther priens wife and daughter axis history forum. Sep 15, 2015 chaucer covers autographs and memorabilia september 15, 2015 lot098 uboat cdr gunter prien, 10 patrols, 30 ships sunk of 163,769 tonnage including the battleship hms royal oak at scapa flow in october 1939. The first commander to win the knights cross with oak leaves. Hand signed autograph photo uboat, uboot commander. Bootwaffe has continued to generate tremendous interest as the subject of books and movies, it is. The toll and stress of nearly two years of war is clear on priens face. Gunther prien, the man who was to become the commander of the famed uboat u47 and the kriegsmarines first recipient of the knights cross during the second world war, was born on 16 january 1908 in the town of osterfeld in the state of thuringia in central germany, the son of a judge and the eldest of three children. Gunther prien, commander of u47 was believed lost on 7th march 1941, his death was not announced until may. Find highquality gunther prien stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images. On the night of 14 october 1939, the type viib uboat u47, on its second war patrol, penetrated the main royal navy base at scapa flow and sank the. Gunther prien, author of uboat commander, on librarything. Gunther prien went on to become, until his death in may 1941, the leading uboat commander and was awarded germanys highest decoration, the knights cross with the oakleaves being awarded posthumously.
The v47, commanded by gunther prien, had found a way through the maze to. This painting was also chosen for lawrence patersons superb book uboat. Gunther prien signed photo most desired and rarest of all uboat captains signatures. K0368 book enemy submarine the story of gunther prien. Prien remained and using a sea squall to hide, the squall opened abruptly and prien found himself in full view of the destroyer wolverine. Chaucer covers autographs and memorabilia september 15, 2015 lot098 uboat cdr gunter prien, 10 patrols, 30 ships sunk of 163,769 tonnage including the battleship hms royal oak at scapa flow in october 1939. In the mayhem that followed, prien and his crew escaped unnoticed. In 1940 the inevitable book chronicling the mission, mein weg nach scapa flow my path to scapa flow, was released to the public. The bull of scapa flow insignia is just visible on the conning tower. Subart u47 gunther prien, wizard of scapa flow subart. It was germanys highest military decoration at the time of its presentation to prien. Because of his great navigating knowledge prien was also highly esteemed by our then enemies.
Author editor posted on march 7, may 4, categories 1941 leave a reply cancel reply. During one of its patrols, the ship and its crew disappeared after being attacked by british destroyers. Oh if onkly they had sent me the original one by mistake. Enemy submarine the story of gunther prien captain of u 47 by. An autograph from gunther prien, taking the form of a letter of thanks for congratulations from a lady is of particular rarity, dating from his brief period of fame in germany during the war. The german torpedo crisis in world war two digital commons. I recently saw a prien s picture with his wife, taken shortly after his visit to scapa flow, and. Erich hartmann the life story of the worlds highest scoring ace schiffer 1992, 296 pgs. He was the first uboat commander to receive the knights cross of the iron cross and the. From the sinking of the hms royal oak to the battle of the atlantic martindale, dougie on.
One reference book i had read was spitfire summer by malcolm brown. Story of gunther prien, captain of u47 by frank, wolfgang and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Jul 31, 2000 buy uboat commander fortunes of war fortunes of war s. Astrology and natal chart of gunter prien, born on 19080116.445 260 1453 725 354 960 605 409 16 1298 718 1183 1280 237 1308 1357 760 703 1369 1406 1352 793 412 1225 649 1066 1417 322 92 2 562 28