Hans Sellnow, Matrosengefreiter Kriegsmarine U-Boat service crew member U-657
1) Accompanying letter for sending the U-boat war badge to his father, 14.4.44. Damaged. Signed by a Kapitänleutnant of the 11.U-Boots-Flottille.
2) COPY of his certificate u-boat war badge
3) COPY of his death certificate
He served 1943 with the 11.U-Flottille on board of the U-657. The 11th Flotilla was founded on 15 May, 1942 under the command of Korvkpt Hans Cohausz. From her base in Bergen Norway the flotilla boats mostly operated in the North Sea and against the PQ-convoys. He was KIA on 17.5.43 east of Cape Farewell.
U-657 was sunk on 17 May 1943 in the North Atlantic, E of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in position 58°54′N 42°33′W, by depth charges from Royal Navy frigate HMS Swale. All hands were lost.
Sellnow; Hansl MtrGfr; 24.02.1921; Oschersleben; 17.05.1943; E.of Cape Farewell; U 657+