Helmut Witte began his naval career in April 1934. Later he served on the light cruiser Köln, on the destroyer Z-22, and on several torpedo boats. In July 1940 Witte transferred to the U-boat force. After the usual training he became IWO on the newly commissioned U-107 under Kptlt. Before he left the boat in July 1941, he had taken part in the most successful patrol of the war.
He commissioned U-159 in October 1941 and operated in the waters of Panama on his second patrol. On his third patrol U-159 was a part of the wolfpack Eisbär, which operated in the waters off Capetown in September 1942. He left the boat in June 1943 and served from then until the end of the war in several staff positions.
After two months in British captivity, he worked for a time as a farm hand and factory worker. Later he built up a successful civil career and in the 1960s became personnel manager of a great German industry group. Made of paper this autographed photo is GOOD condition!
Features an image of Witte on a UBoat, as well as some printed documents containing a biography. Some marks and wear, but nothing that detracts. A PERFECT addition to any collection or display! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc.
, as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period.Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 German Kriegsmarine Autographed Photo and Docs HELMUT WITTE NICE" is in sale since Thursday, November 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Military". The seller is "messerschmitt_109" and is located in Malibu, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.