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Born 26 March 1918 in Braunschweig, GÜNTHER PULST was in Naval Class 1937.  When the war began, he was a torpedo officer stationed on destroyers, primarily aboard WOLFGANG ZENKER (Z 9) which was sunk during the Norway Action in April 1940.  With no ship, he and many Kriegsmarine officers and men fought as infantrymen during the fierce fighting around Narvik.  Pulst earned the
Iron Cross, First Class there.

PULST went to the U-Bootwaffe and on 6 May 1943, he put U-978 into commission in the Blohm & Voss yards, Hamburg.  He had an excellent career with this boat and earned the
Knights Cross on 28 December 1944.  With the end of the war, he took his U-978 to a British port on 29 May 1945 and turned her over to the Allies.  She was taken out to sea and sunk in Operation "DEADLIGHT".

Statistics aside, GÜNTHER PULST was a friendly man.  He taught our friend HANS-GEORG HESS (125-LIFE-1985) how to speak English, and he was at our Second Annual Convention, Europe 1988.  When we spoke, he was outgoing and friendly, almost bubbly in his enthusiasm to help Sharkhunters with the honest history of the U-Bootwaffe.  He also gave us his wartime memories on audiotape.

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