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U-35 crewmember Albert Schrader

Albert Schrader was born on 03 August 1919 in Blumenau/Wunstorf, near Hannover, Germany.
The crew of U-35 in Spain, April 1939. [44]
Albert Schrader is at the back, near the center.
 
A photograph taken of the U-35 crew, including Albert Schrader upon return from the first war cruise. [35]
 

Albert Schrader was assigned POW Number 37323 upon capture. Between 1939 and 1944, he was a POW in the following camps:
Oldham, England: December 1939 to June 1940
Gravenhurst, Canada: July 1940 to November 1940
Fort Henry, Canada: November 1940 to November 1941
Bowmanville, Canada: November 1941 to May 1942
Gravenhurst, Canada: May 1942 to December 1942
Farnham, Canada: December 1942 to June 1943
Grande Ligne, Canada: as of June 1943

In the Gravenhurst POW camp, from left: Gerhard Stamer (U-35), Heinz Erchen (U-35), Hermann Beckmann (U-27), Albert Schrader (U-35), Werner Lott (U-35), Johannes Franz (U-27), Schilling (L.I. U 33), Hans Jenisch (U-32), Hans-Joachim Roters (U-35), Johannes Becker (U-33), Anton Thimm (LI, U-32), Fritz Erbshäuser (U-32), [unknown]. [76] The dog on the left was named "Hexe" (witch) and belonged to Hans-Joachim Roters; the dog on the right was named "Flaps" and belonged to Becker. [33]
 
U35U42.jpg (113746 bytes) U-35 and U-42 crewmembers assembled at a POW camp. Left to right: Gerhard Stamer (U-35), Heinz Erchen (U-35), Hans-Joachim Roters (U-35), Albert Schrader (U-35), Werner Lott (U-35), Rolf Dau (U-42), Siegfried Ludwig (U-42), Julius von Gosen (U-42), Otto Meye (U-42), Max Dünnebier (U-42). [53]
 
GrandeLigne1944.jpg (33662 bytes) 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]
 
Mannschaft4.jpg (100785 bytes)Grande-Ligne. Left to right: Gerhard Freier, Siegfried Kienast, Dietrich Jahr (U-39), Albert Schrader, Peter Schwarz, Paul Fichte. [48]
 
Mannschaft5.jpg (100807 bytes) 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: Peter Schwarz, Paul Fichte, Kurt Grosser, Siegfried Kienast, Albert Schrader, and Gerhard Freier. [48]
 
Albert Schrader and his life partner, Grete Balke, at an early reunion of the U-35 crew.
 
An unofficial reunion of some of the U-35 crewmembers in 1978. L-R: Siegfried Bruse, Friedrich-Hermann Vollmer, Peter von der Helm, Erich Bartold May, Johann van der Pütten, Albert Schrader, Gustav Horstkötter. [20]
 
The 1980 reunion in Emden, Germany.
L-R: Albert Schrader, Hans-Joachim "Jonny" Roters, Friedrich-Hermann Vollmer, Willi Jacob, Paul Liebau, Heinz Pfeifer, Martin Müller, Gustav Horstkötter, Wilhelm Janssen, Werner Lott, Karl Sommerer, Erich Bartold May, Peter von der Helm, Gerhard Stamer. [55]

1982: Reunion in Neu�Ÿ on the Rhine, organized by Lucia and Erich Bartold May:
Photo: Augustusburg palace in Brühl. L-R: Inge Lott, Walter Konradt, Friedrich-Hermann Vollmer, Hans-Joachim "Jonny" Roters, Martha Konradt, unknown, Lucia May, Werner Lott, Charlotte Vollmer, Grete Balke, Wilhelm Silbernagel (guest), Mrs. Silbernagel, Änne Horstkötter Gustav Horstkötter, unknown (girlfriend of Hans-Joachim "Jonny" Roters), Albert Göbel (U-39), unknown, Erich Bartold May, Inge Pfeifer, Heinz Pfeifer, Peter von der Helm, Martin Müller, Mrs. Schwarz, Maria Weigand, unknown, Willi Jacob, unknown, Johannes Weigand. [54]


Albert Schrader passed away on 07 August 1987. His life partner, Grete Balke, passed away in 1993, and is survived by her son, Jürgen Balke, who is a major contributor to this website.

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