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U-35 crew member Johann van der Pütten

Johann van der Pütten was born on 23 June 1918.

 
1938. Standing: unknown, Karl Schnute, Erich Herrmann, Otto Wagner, Erich Blume. Seated: Rudi Schmidt, unknown, Heinz Sandmüller, Johann van der Pütten. [72]

Walter Roloff, Paul Fichte, Siegfried Bruse, Peter Schwarz, and Johann van der Pütten underway on U-35. [56]

Johann van der Pütten, Walter Roloff and Siegfried Bruse underway on U-35. [47]
 
U-35 in the Spanish port city of Cadiz during the Spanish Civil War. Johann van der Pütten, Karl Schnute, Peter Schwarz, Paul Fichte, Karl Sommerer, Siegfried Bruse. [47]
U-35 crewmembers manning the deck gun. From left: Rudi Schmidt, Erich Herrmann, Willi Jacob, [unknown], Gottlob Wilhelm Fischer (front), [unknown], [unknown], Johann van der Pütten. [47]


The crew of U-35, including Johann van der Pütten, in Spain. [44]

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

The crew of U-35 arriving at a Scottish port after being captured. The original caption to this wartime magazine photo read: "Most of the forty-three prisoners expressed distaste at their task of sinking defenceless ships and seemed glad that their share in this type of warfare is finished." Pictured: Ernst Weber, Siegfried Kienast, Gerhard Freier, Wilhelm Janssen, Siegfried Bruse, Johann van der Pütten, Martin Müller, Karl Sommerer. [19,33,38]

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]

Johann van der Pütten passed away on 29 August 1988.
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