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U-35 Chief Machinist Anton Thimm

Anton Thimm was born on 23 August 1903 in Blumberg, and joined the Reichsmarine on 01 October 1924. He was Chief Machinist of U-35 as of the commissioning on 03 November 1936.

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U-35 at commissioning on 03 November 1936. From the left, Anton Thimm is the first man without a white belt. [78]  Hans Fechter, Erwin de Terra, Karlgeorg Schuster, Klaus Ewerth, Otto Kretschmer, Willi Ensuleit, Walter Arnaschus and Kurt Schmidt are also recognizable.
schiffsglocke.jpg (114983 bytes)The crew of U-35 on about 05 December 1936, including Anton Thimm. [78]

Anton Thimm transferred to Engineering Officer training, and became Chief Engineer of U-32. On 30 October 1940, he became a Prisoner of War.

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 (commander, U-27), Friedrich Ernst Otto Schilling (LI, U-33), Hans Jenisch (commander, U-32), Hans-Joachim Roters (U-35), Johannes Becker (2WO, 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]

Anton Thimm was released from captivity in June 1947 and emigrated to the United States in 1949.

He lived in New York City and died in January 1970.

 

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