Commander Hans-Dietrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen - 1 Book Signed

1 - 6" x 8" Book Signed. Signed by Commander Hans-Dietrich Freiherr von Tiesenhausen (22 February 1913 - 17 August 2000) was a Baltic German Kapitänleutnant with the Kriegsmarine during World War II. Tiesenhausen sailed with the U-23 and U-331. He achieved his greatest success as a U-boat commander by sinking the British battleship HMS Barham on 25 November 1941. U-331 was sunk on 17 November 1942, north of Algiers, during "Operation Torch". She had been badly damaged after being attacked by a Lockheed Hudson bomber and signalled surrender, but was attacked and sunk by a Fairey Albacore torpedo-bomber from the British aircraft carrier HMS Formidable. Of her crew 32 were killed and 17 survived including Tiesenhausen. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war, first in England, and then for three years in Canada until 1947, when he returned to Germany. He worked as a joiner, but in late 1951 he returned to Canada. He lived in the Vancouver area for the rest of his life, working as an interior designer, and achieving some note as a nature photographer. In Good Condition.

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This item is part of the Dr. Bryan C. (B.C.) West, Jr. collection. Dr. West, Jr. (1928 - 1993) was an avid dealer/collector of historical documents
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