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by Anthraquinone
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Kurt Trenkmann POW letters
Replies: 7
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Re: Kurt Trenkmann POW letters

After one moth I have not heard anything. I will try to find some other contact information
by Anthraquinone
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Kurt Trenkmann POW letters
Replies: 7
Views: 7324

Re: Kurt Trenkmann POW letters

Marc

Thank you again

That book sounds interesting but as I do not speak or read German I do not think it will help me very much :( . I have sent an email to Malte Gaack as you suggested and will wait for his reply.

John
by Anthraquinone
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Kurt Trenkmann POW letters
Replies: 7
Views: 7324

Re: Kurt Trenkmann POW letters

Marc Thank you for the reply and information it was very helpfull. Trenkmann must have crossed to Canada on the RANGITIKI as I have one card Trenkmann sent from British Military Hospital number 4 which he dates the 8th February 1942 although there are no dated postmarks on it. I also have a letter f...
by Anthraquinone
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Kurt Trenkmann POW letters
Replies: 7
Views: 7324

Re: Kurt Trenkmann POW letters

Thank you for the reply

One officer did survive the 4th artillery officer Kaptain Kapitänleutnant Burkard Baron von Mullenheim-Rechberg. His book gives some details of his captivity but says nothing about the other crew.

AQ
by Anthraquinone
Thu May 31, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Bismarck Crewmember Research
Topic: Kurt Trenkmann POW letters
Replies: 7
Views: 7324

Kurt Trenkmann POW letters

I am a philatelist rather than a naval historian and am looking for some help. Kurt Trenkmann is listed as one of the survivors of the sinking of the Bismarck. He was detained as a POW first in the UK, then Canada and finally again in the UK before being returned to Germany. He wrote frequently to h...