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Gerry as he was known to his friends, began his "Eternal Patrol" on 19 October 2005.  During the war, he was radioman aboard U-81 for most of her patrols including the Feindfahrt when they sank the British aircraft carrier HMS ARK ROYAL in the Mediterranean.

When his second Skipper, Hanno Krieg (199-+-1986) left that boat to command a squadron of one-man and two-man U-Boats, Gerry went with him and commanded his own BIEBER.

In the middle 1950's Gerry and his wife Herta came to the USA where he ran his own company and was very active in his community and city government.  Gerry was a very good friend.  He and Herta have been in my home many times and we have been in theirs.

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