Op-16-Z
 
A16-2(4)/A-9
 
 
CONFIDENTIAL
 
 
 
 
October 13, 1942
 
 
 
 
MEMORANDUM
 
 
 
 
From: Op-16-Z
To    : Op-16-Z-P/W
   
SUBJECT: Interrogation Reports.
 
 
 
 
        1.        The dissemination of the Interrogation Reports has been transferred from Cominch to ONI, the the following procedure has been agreed upon.
 
 
        2.        PRELIMINARY REPORTS will be prepared as quickly as possible after prisoners of War are captured.  The Preliminary report will be prepared, as heretofore, in twenty copies and classified as SECTET.  These will be distributed by Op-16-Z to:
 
 
 
 
  Cominch, Captain Dyer
1
  Cominch, Captain Baker
1
  B.A.D.
10
  D.N.I., Ottawa
1
  Admiral Stark, London
1
  Cognizant Naval District
1
  G-2
1
  D.N.I., Washington
1
  Op-16
3
 
 
 
 
        3.        FINAL REPORTS will be prepared as rapidly as conditions permit but every effort will be made to make them as complete as possible.
 
 
 
 
        4.        Final reports will contain the same information as at present and will include all additional information on other U-boats, etc., which has come to hand since the issuance of the previous report.  Original and three copies.
 
 
 
          5.        Upon completion of the Final Report the original and one copy will be furnished 16-Z.  The original will then be passed to Cominch for such comment and operational information as may be pertinent.  
     
 
- 1 -
 
     
     

 

 
 

 
Op-16-Z
 
A16-2(4)/A-9
 
 
CONFIDENTIAL
 
 
 
 
SUBJECT:        Interrogation Reports.
 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
 
 
 
        6.        When returned by Cominch, the Final Report with Cominch comments will be given to Op-16-F-10 for publication, and F-10 will be responsible for the printing and distribution.  The Final Report will be classified CONFIDENTIAL and will not bear a registry number.
 
 
 
 
        7.        The Short Title assigned to Interrogation Reports is O.N.I. 250.  These will be published in three series:
 
 
 
O.N.I. 250 - G / Serial No.
O.N.I. 250 - I / Serial No.
O.N.I. 250 - J / Serial No.
 
 
 
        8.        Every effort will be made to make the Final Report as interesting as possible.  Illustrations, diaries, sketches, or other materials which are available will be inserted.  Where only one copy of illustrations, etc., are available the single copy will be included in the original draft for reproduction by 16-F-10.
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                             John L. Riheldaffer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
  Dictated 10/13/42  
  Dictated by Cdr. Riheldaffer  
  Typed by London  
     
     

 

 
 

 
Op-16-Z
 
A16-2(4)/EF30
 
 
CONFIDENTIAL
 
 
 
 
October 13, 1942                    
 
 
 
 
MEMORANDUM
 
 
 
 
From: Op-16-Z
To    : Op-16-F-10
   
SUBJECT: ONI 250 G, 250 I, and 250 J.
   
Enclosure: (A)  Copy of Final Report of Interrogation of Survivors from U 352, dated 31 August 1942.
 
 
 
 
        1.        There is enclosed copy for the first serial of ONI 250 G, as agreed in our conversation of the 12th.  It is suggested that this be given the serial Number 2, with a prominent note that Number 1 was issued by Cominch with the title Information on German U-boats No. 1.
 
 
        2.        The issue indicated by previous distribution would be 1000 but I believe that this should be increased since there will be an additional demand if we can make the copies more interesting than the one put out by Cominch.
 
 
 
 
        3.        Suggested distribution is:
 
 
 
 
Cominch
25
copies
Admiralty
150
"
Comeasternseafron
35
"
Comgulfseafron
25
"
Comcaribseafron
20
"
Compacseafron
20
"
Comone
15
"
Comthree (Includes NOB Newport)
50
"
Comfour
15
"
Comfive
50
"
Comsix
15
"
Comseven
15
"
Comeight
25
"
Comten
25
"
Comfifteen
15
"
Cinclant
350
"
Cicnpac
35
"
 
     
 
- 1 -
 
     
     

 

 

 
 

 
 
Op-16-Z
 
 
A16-2(4)/EF30
 
 
CONFIDENTIAL
 
 
 
 
SUBJECT:        ONI 250 G, 250 I, and 250 J.
 
 
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
 
 
 
 
Comsoeastpacfor
5
copies
Comsowestpacfor
25
"
OpNav
35
"
 
Total
950
"
Spares
150
"
 
Print
1100
"
 
 
 
 
        4.        Copy for the U-701 and U-210 will be ready shortly and U-94 and U-162 should follow within two weeks.
 
 
        5.        Classification can be changed to confidential without register number since the time lag will obviate the need for secret classification.
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                            John L. Riheldaffer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Copy to:  
          Op-16-Z-P/W.  
     
  Dictated 10/13/42  
  Dictated by Cdr. Riheldaffer  
 
Typed by London.
 
     
     

 

 

 
 
     
 
THE INDEX TO O.N.I. 250-G
 
     
 
U-BOAT
SERIAL
DATE SUNK POSITION C.O.   EDITOR
   
           
  U-66
38
  6 May 1944 60 miles North of 15-46N - 30-15W Olt. Seehausen  
P U-67
16
  16 July 1943 30-07N - 44-26W Klt. Müller Kuhn
  U-68
36
  10 April 1944 33-31N - 18-43W   Lauzemis Plaut
  U-85
1
  14 April 1942 35-55N - 75-17W Olt Greger  
P U-94
5
  27 August 1942 17-54N - 74-36W Olt. Ites  
  U-118
15
  12 June 1943 30-14N - 34-00W K.K. Czygan Kidd
P U-128
13
  17 May 1943 11-08N - 35-43W Olt. Steinert  
P U-162
6
  3 September 1942 12-21N - 59-29W F.K. Wattenburg  
  U-164
8
  6 January 1943 01-58S - 39-23W K.K. Fechner  
  U-172
29
  13 December1943 26-19N - 29-58W Olt. Hoffmann Rugh
  U-177
34
  6 February 1944 10-35S - 23-12W K.K. Buchholz Plaut
  U-185
26
  24 August 1943 27N - 37-06W Klt. Maus Kidd
  U-199
22
  31 July 1943 23-50S - 43W Klt. Kraus Marriner
P U-203
11
  25 April 1943 55-05N - 42-25W Klt. Kottmann Kuhn
P U-210
4
  6 August 1942 57N - 37W Klt. Lemcke Plaut
  U-231
30
  13 January 1944 44-15N - 20-38W Klt. Wenzel Howland
  U-233
45
  5 July 1944 42.16.5N - 59.49W Klt. Hans Steen Tweedy
P U-352
2
  9 May 1942 34-12-05N - 76-35W Klt. Rathke  
  U-371
40
  4 May 1944 36-50N - 05-43E Olt. Fenski Plaut
  U-409
24
  12 July 1943 37-17N - 03-55E Olt. Massmann Hatton & Lambie
  U-453
43
  21 May 1944 38.07N - 16-43E Olt. Lührs Howland
  U-487
20
  13 July 1943 27-15N - 34-18W Olt. Metz Kidd
  U-490
42
  12 June 1944 42.23N - 39.58W Olt. Gerlach Kuhn
P U-512
9
  2 October 1942 05-50N - 52-25W Klt. Schultze Gharardi
  U-513
18
  19 July 1943 27-17S - 47-32W Klt. Guggenberger Howland
  U-515
36
  10 April 1944 33-31N - 18-43W Klt. Henke Howland
  U-521
14
  2 June 1943 37-43N - 73-16W Klt. Bargsten Kuhn
  U-527
19
  23 July 1943 35-25N - 27-56W Klt. Uhlig Hatton & Lambie
  U-546
47
  24 April 1945 43-54N - 40-22W Klt. Just  
P U-569
12
  22 May 1943 50-00N - 35-00W Olt. Johannsen Kuhn
  U-575
32
  13 March 1944 46-10N - 27-34W Olt. Boehmer Wilkinson
  U-591
23
  30 July 1943 08-36S - 34-34W Olt. Ziesmer Howland
P U-595
7
  14 November 1942 Off Kape Khanis, Algeria Klt. Quaet-Faslem  
P U-598
17
  23 July 1943 04-35S - 33-30W Klt. Holtorf Kuhn
  U-604
26
  11 August 1943 05S - 20W Klt. Höltring Kidd
P U-606
10
  22 February 1943 47-00N - 34-07W Olt. Döhler  
 
     
 
- 1 -
 
     
     

 

 
 
     
 
  U-615
21
  7 August 1943 12-57N - 64-54W Klt. Kapitzky Kuhn
  U-616
41
  4 May 1944 37-48N - 00-16E Olt. Koitschka Howland
  U-662
25
  21 July 1943 03-56N - 48-46W Klt. Müller Maxwell
  U-664
27
  9 August 1943 40-12N - 37-29W Olt. Graef Howland
  U-701
3
  7 July 1942 About 30 miles off Cape Hatteras Klt. Degen Plaut
  U-761
31
  24 February 1944 35-57N - 05-54W Olt. Geider Howland
  U-801
33
  17 March 1944 16-42N - 30-28W Kt. Brans Dix
  U-841
28
  17 October 1943 59N - 31W Klt. Bender Lanbie
  U-848
28
  5 November 1943 10-09S - 18-00W Klt. Rollmann Lambie
  U-856
35
  7 April 1944 40-18N - 62-06W Olt. Wittenberg White & Erck
  U-860
39
  15 June 1944 24-56N - 04-58W F.K. Büchel Kuhn
  U-960
44
  19 May 1944 37-35N - 01-39E Lt.z.S. Heinrich Mullen
  U-1059
37
  19 March 1944 13-10N - 33-44W Olt. Leupold Maxwell
  U-1229
46
  20 August 1944 42-20N - 51-39W K.K. Zinke Tweedy
 
     
 
FINAL REPORT - SURFACE CRAFT - G/SERIAL
 
     
 
ANNELIESE 1 21 November 1942 00-50B - 22-34W Prehm
ESSBERGER        
         
KOTA NOPAN 2 10 March 1943 07-21S - 20-52W Gippe
& SPEYBANK        
         
WESSERLAND )   3 January 1944 14-55S - 21-39W Krage
RIO GRANDE   ) 3 4 January 1944 06-40S - 25-39W von Allwürden
BURGENLAND)   5 January 1944 07-29S - 25-37W Schüts
         
RAIDER 28 4 17 October 1943 80 miles off Japan Gumprich
 
     
 
FINAL REPORT - J/SERIAL
 
     
 
RO-61 1 31 August 1942 52-34-7N - 173-57-3W  
I-35 2 23 November 1943    
 
     
 
FINAL REPORT - SURFACE CRAFT - J/SERIAL
 
     
 
TAKYHAMI 1 30 November 1942 Off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal  
KAWAKAZE 2 6 August 1943    
MINEGUMO 3 5 March 1944 Kula Gulf  
YUGUMO 4 6 October 1943 Vella Lavella  
 
     
 
FINAL REPORT - I/SERIAL
 
     
 
ARCHIMEDE 1 15 April 1943 03-23S - 30-28W  
 
     
 
- 2 -
 
     
     

 


 

Click the icons to view the associated records

Return to the POW interrogation page
Return to the POW page