Examples of completed W. D., P. M. G. Form No. 2

U-801 was sunk March 17,1944 by the USS Block Island Task Group.  47 of her crew were rescued and delivered to the Commandant of the Fifth Naval District on April 2, 1944 at Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia.  Accordingly, the internment serial numbes which appear in the photograps on each card consist of the following letters and numbers:

5 - indicating the 5th Naval District

G - indicating German POW

382-385 - indicating these are the 382nd through 385th POWs to be processed in the 5th Naval District

NA - indicating naval prisoner of war

Leutnant z. S. Günther Kempkes

Leutnant z. S. Franz Buschmann

Oberfeldwebel Ernst Freudig (Warrant Officer)

Stabsoberfeldwebel Karl Ernst Paustian (Chief Warrant Officer)

German Identity Discs of and Erich Hoffmann and Harald Schneider (these discs were found with U-801 materials at the U.S. National Archives in College Park, MD but the sailors were nfrom the crew of U-761)

 


 

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