My father served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2. He never joined the local ‘American Legion’ or V.F.W. organizations and talked very little about his experiences as a sailor. After his death I went thru all his wartime memorabilia and discovered some photos and another item in particular which aroused my curiosity. After some research (and more than a little luck) I was able to piece together the information contained on this web page-
If you are interested, additional information can be viewed here-
Something unexpected then happened. During the past week or so I was contacted by several people who had located my web pages on the U-1229. First was a friend of the son of one of the 41 surviving U-1229 crew members(who just recently died) and another whose neighbor is Richard Sobotta.
Now I’m wondering would he like his “dog tag” returned.