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U-35 crew member Walter Kalabuch

U-35 crewmembers Johann van der Pütten, Walter Kalabuch, Karl Schnute and Wilhelm Janssen cleaning their provisions of bread, which had gotten mouldy. [47]


Walter Kalabuch was the sailor who rowed the Greek sailors of the Diamantis onto the shore in Dingle Bay, Ireland on 04 October 1939. He was awarded the Iron Cross, second class, on 12 October 1939 for this action.

The crew of U-35, including Walter Kalabuch, upon return from the first war patrol. [33, back cover photo of 32]


Another photograph taken of the U-35 crew, including Walter Kalabuch, upon return from the first war cruise. [35]

ThiSchnMayHirJanKalLieFisJacMue.jpg (91459 bytes)Espanola POW Camp, Canada.

Standing, from left: Hannes Thieme, Karl Schnute, Erich Bartold May, Hubert Hirsch, Wilhelm Janssen.

Seated: Walter Kalabuch, Paul Liebau, Gottlob Wilhelm Fischer, Willi Jacob, Martin Müller. Note that Walter Kalabuch is wearing the Iron Cross, second class.


Walter Kalabuch was released from captivity in July 1947.

Walter Kalabuch. [70]


Walter Kalabuch passed away in August 1988, and is survived by his wife, Lieselotte Kalabuch and daughter, Renate Kelch.


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