Kriegsmarine visor cap U-boat commander ww2

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Very well preserved visor cap of the U-Boat commander Wilhelm von Mässenhausen, U 258, 2wk.

Visor cap for a lieutenant to captain lieutenant. Blue solid fabric with patent leather straps. Gold embroidered visor. The eagle was detached by the family after the war and is loose. Gold embroidered oak leaf wreath with metal cockade. Lining with celluloid diamond and manufacturer's mark Mützenfabrik Albert Kempf - Alkero - Wuppertal. Size 57, with slight signs of wear. No damage. Comes from the family. With expertise by André Hüsken. Comes with a multi-page documentation in German and photos of U 258 as files!

Career Wilhelm von Mässenhausen:

Born 16.1.1915 in Sidney

Crew 35

03.1939 - 03.1940 Group officer at the naval school Flensburg Mürwik

04.1940 - 09.1940 submarine training

09.1940 - 01.1941 Officer of the Watch with the 24th U-flotilla

01.1941 - 03.1941 construction instruction

03.1941 - 11.1941 first officer of the watch on U 79

11.1941 - 01.1942 commander training course with the 26th U-flotilla

01.1942 - 02.1942 construction training with the 6th K.L.A.

4.02.1942 - 20.05.1943 commander of U 258

20.05.1943 killed on board of his boat in the North Atlantic

Promotions: 01.09.1942 to Captain Lieutenant

U 258 was a boat of type VII/C. Launching: 13.12.1941, commissioning: 4.2.1942. 4 war patrols with one sinking (6198 GRT). Sunk on 20.5.1943 in the North Atlantic by a British B-24 Liberator. No survivors.

Very rare U-Boat collector's item.

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