U-35 crewmember Erwin Mai
Erwin Mai was born on 12 July 1916 in Elz near
Erwin Mai was assigned to U-101 as of its commissioning on 11 March 1940 until 10 December 1941. On one of these patrols, was host to official war correspondent Harald Busch, who recorded many photographs and subsequently published the book U-Boot Auf Feindfahrt; Erwin Mai is featured in two of the photos:
(After the war, Harald Busch published the book So war Der U-Boot Krieg; Erwin Mai is likely the Erwin featured in part of the book.)
Erwin Mai served briefly on U-146 and U-150 during 1942 and finally served as Obersteuermann of U-845 as of 01 May 1943. He was killed when U-845 was sunk on 10 March 1944.
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