1941 W. Willrich Color PPC U-Boat Commander Scheptke
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1941 W. Willrich Color PPC U-Boat Commander Scheptke

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1941 W. Willrich Color PPC U-Boat Commander Joachim Scheptke. "Schepke (1912–1941) took command of U-3 in 1938, sailed on five combat patrols, and sank two ships. From January to April 1940 he commanded U-19, sinking another nine ships. After a brief spell serving in a staff position, Schepke took command of U-100 in which he sank another 25 ships. On 17 March 1941, while attacking Convoy HX 112 U-100 was forced to the surface by depth charges from HMS Walker and HMS Vanoc, detected on radar, and consequently rammed by Vanoc. Schepke and 37 crewmen were killed; only six were rescued." Credit Wikipedia