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U-35 crew member Willi Ensuleit

Willi Ensuleit was born on 18 September 1909 in East Prussia, near Tilsit (now Sovetsk, Russia).  

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U-35 at commissioning on 03 November 1936. Willi Ensuleit is the last man on the right with a dagger. [78]  Hans Fechter, Erwin de Terra, Karlgeorg Schuster, Klaus Ewerth, Otto Kretschmer, Anton Thimm, Walter Arnaschus and Kurt Schmidt are also recognizable.

schiffsglocke.jpg (114983 bytes)The crew of U-35 on about 05 December 1936. Willi Ensuleit is seated, lower right. [78].

ensuleitspanien.jpg (84048 bytes)U-35 and U-28 in Ponta Delgada, Azores, January 1937. 

From left: Gruber?, unknown, Wilhelm Seifert?, Richard L√ľneburg, unknown, Erwin Sparfeldt, Alfred Hornickel?, Wilhelm Fischer, Wilhelm Ebeling, Max Geissler?, Karl Reinecke, Willi Ensuleit (leaning on railing beside conning tower). [78]

XensuleitX.jpg (27308 bytes)Willi Ensuleit is the man in the middle. [78]

ensuleit.jpg (39492 bytes)Willi Ensuleit, his wife Agnes, and their son Udo. [78]

Willi Ensuleit was not a member of the crew of U-35 on the second (final) war cruise, so he did not become a Prisoner of War on 29 November 1939.

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