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U-35 crew member Martin Johannes Thieme

Hannes Thieme was born on 24 December 1919, and reported to U-35 in April 1939.

Thieme1939.jpg (38042 bytes)Hannes Thieme in 1939
ThiemeWesermuende1939.jpg (40859 bytes)Hannes Thieme in 1939

Upon capture, he was assigned POW Number 37328.

ThiSchnMayHirJanKalLieFisJacMue.jpg (91459 bytes)Espanola POW Camp, Canada, about 1941.

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.

ThiemeEspanola1941.jpg (41151 bytes)Espanola POW Camp, Canada, about 1941.
Hannes Thieme is seated, center, as the soccer team's goalkeeper.

Hannes Thieme settled in Scotland after repatriation.

Thieme in 1947 The identity card for Hannes Thieme in 1947.

Thieme1949.jpg (34074 bytes)Hannes Thieme in 1949
ThiemeHansJean.jpg (37710 bytes)Hannes Thieme with his first wife, Jean.
Thieme2000.jpg (33957 bytes)Hannes Thieme with Grace, 2000
ThiemeGermany2000.jpg (46462 bytes)Hannes Thieme in Germany with Grace's sister and husband, 2000.
Thieme2001.jpg (52471 bytes)Hannes Thieme with Grace, 2001.

Mr. Thieme visited Dingle, Ireland in 2001, and was taken to the site where U-35 dropped off the Greek crew of the DIAMANTIS on 4 October 1939.

Evangelos Angelakos, Hannes Thieme
Evangelos Angelakos
and Hannes Thieme featured in the Scottish newspaper The Courier after meeting on 21 October 2009.

Hannes Thieme was a major contributor to this website.  He passed away on 01 July 2013, and is survived by Grace.

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