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U-35 crew member Willi Jacob
Willi Jacob joined the Kriegsmarine on 01 July 1936. After training as a torpedo mechanic in Flensburg and Kiel, and after further U-Boat training in Neustadt, he
U-35 on 01 October 1937. 
The crew of U-35, including Willi Jacob, in Spain. 
A photograph taken of the U-35 crew, including Willi Jacob, upon return from the first war cruise. 
Upon capture, Willi Jacob was assigned POW Number 37336
After arriving in Glasgow, Scotland, Willi Jacob was transported with the rest of the U-35 crew to the Tower of London for a few days. After a brief stay at a house near London during his interrogation, he and the rest of the non-officer crew were transported to the POW Camp in Oldham
After being transported across the Atlantic to Canada, he was housed at the Gravenhurst, Espanola and Lethbridge POW Camps.
He fondly remembers a week-long sportfest in Lethbridge (a camp of
roughly 10,000 men) in the summer of 1945. Some time later came a major upheaval
within the camp - POWs were assigned new quarters within the camp. Many
friendships were interrupted.
He was transported back to Germany for medical reasons in February 1946, and was released on 21 March 1946. After six years, four months, and 21 days, he was finally a free man. 
Willi Jacob and his wife Elfriede Jacob at a reunion of the U-35 crew. 
Willi Jacob with his wife Elfriede Jacob at their 50th anniversary in October 1998.
Kurt Grosser, Willi Jacob, and Chief Yeoman Warder Tom Sharp at the Tower of London, 28 November 2001.
Willi Jacob and Evangelos Angelakos featured in the German newspaper Der Westen, "Die Geschichte einer Rettung" after meeting on 22 October 2009.
Hans Mair, Willi Jacob, 5 Sep 2015
Born on 14 October 1917, Willi Jacob passed away on 18
May 2019 at the age of 101. He was the last surviving crewmember of
Mr. Jacob, and his son Reiner Jacob, were major contributors to this website.
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