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|219k||Kapitšnleutnant Johann-Heinrich Fehler, CO of U-234, (in the white cap center of photo) talks with LCDR Narzo on the bridge of the Sutton (DE-771), 15 May 1945.||Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org.|
|174k||Kptlt. Johann-Heinrich Fehler (on right) of the U-234.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com|
|290k||"When it surrendered, U-234 was en-route to Japan with important cargo, as well as several high ranking German experts on various technologies, including two Messerschmitt production engineers. The cargo comprised three elements. Items for the Japanese Army and Navy, including mercury, optical glass, lead, zinc, steel, brass, thallium, uranium oxide and a very large number of Me 262-related technical drawings, production plans, patterns, forms and templates: considerable quantities of stores and ammunition for the German U-Boats and U-Boat bases that were still operational in the Far East: and several tons of diplomatic mail for the German Embassy in Tokyo. The most significant element of this cargo, which the British and Americans knew about in advance via ULTRA intercepts, were the Me 262 documents which, with the help of the two Messerschmitt engineers, could have enabled the Japanese to set up factories designed to produce up to 500 Me 262s a month within two years. Despite many rumours to the contrary, U-234 was not carrying any aircraft on board, and even today it is unclear what eventually became of the uranium oxide".||Text courtesy of Derek Waller
USN photo courtesy of Lance Dean.
|80k||Greenfish (SS-351) sinks U-234 by a torpedo during trials approximately 40 miles north-east off Cape Cod, on the US east coast on 20 November 1947.||Text courtesy of uboat.net.
USN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
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