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U-35 crewmember Max Gei�Ÿler

Max Gei�Ÿler was born on 28 December 1908 in Vieselbach, Germany, and enlisted in the Reichsmarine on 31 October 1929.

He served as Bootsmaat on board U-35 from its commissioning on 03 November 1936 until 07 May 1938.

He is probably recognizable in this photo:

schiffsglocke.jpg (114983 bytes)The crew of U-35 on about 05 December 1936. [78]

 

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

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

He is probably recognizable in this photo:

Urbahns01b.jpg (62631 bytes)The crew of U-35 in September 1937 in Kiel. [90]

Max Gei�Ÿler served in various capacities in the Kriegsmarine during the war, including 1940-1942 on board Prinz Eugen.  He was promoted to the officer ranks as Leutnant zur See on 01 October 1942, and was assigned to Kriegsmarine Crew 1939 (December). He was later assigned to Crew 1938.

Between 1951 and 1956, Max Gei�Ÿler served in the Labor Service Unit of the US Navy Europe, clearing mines.  On 11 May 1956 he joined the new Bundesmarine as Kapitänleutnant, and retired 31 March 1969.

He passed away on 23 October 1980.

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