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U-35 crew member Gerhard Freier

Gerhard Freier was born on 11 April 1919, and became a crewmember of U-35 in April 1939.

He was assigned POW Number 37318.

 
The crew of U-35 arriving at a Scottish port after being captured. The original caption to this wartime magazine photo read: "Most of the forty-three prisoners expressed distaste at their task of sinking defenceless ships and seemed glad that their share in this type of warfare is finished." Pictured: Ernst Weber, Siegfried Kienast, Gerhard Freier, Wilhelm Janssen, Siegfried Bruse, Johann van der Pütten, Martin Müller, Karl Sommerer. [19,33,38]
 
U-35 crewmembers assembled at the Grande-Ligne POW camp in Quebec, Canada, 1944.
Back row, left to right: Gerhard Freier, Heinz Erchen, Hans-Joachim Roters, Gerhard Stamer, Paul Fichte
Front row (seated), left to right: Albert Schrader, Siegfried Kienast, Werner Lott, Peter Schwarz, Kurt Grosser [33]
 
Another photo of U-35 crewmembers at Grande-Ligne. Left to right: Gerhard Freier, Siegfried Kienast, Dietrich Jahr (U-39), Albert Schrader, Peter Schwarz, Paul Fichte. [48]
 
Another photo of U-35 crewmembers at Grande-Ligne. Left to right: Siegfried Kienast, Peter Schwarz, Albert Schrader, Gerhard Freier, Paul Fichte, Kurt Grosser. [48]
 
A photo of POWs at Grande-Ligne. Included in the picture from U-35: Paul Fichte, Kurt Grosser, Peter Schwarz, Siegfried Kienast, Albert Schrader, and Gerhard Freier.
 
POWs assembled at the Bowmanville POW Camp.
Siegfried Kienast is seated, second from left, and Gerhard Freier is in the back row on the far right. [53]
 
Walter Roloff with wife Christel Roloff, and Gerhard Freier with wife Gerda Freier, in 1992. [56]

Gerhard Freier, Evangelos Angelakos

Gerhard Freier and Evangelos Angelakos featured in the Greek edition of Deutsche Welle after meeting on 23 October 2009.

Gerhard Freier passed away on 21 September 2010.


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