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Walter Weintz (deceased)

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A signature rarely found on art prints, Walter Weintz is a survivor of the sinking of German battleship Bismarck. Walter Weintz was born on the 21st of February1922. Walter Weintz joined the Kriegsmarine in 1940, after his basic naval training he did staff duty in Warnemünde and Copenhagen, Denmark, transferring to the Bismarck in April 1941 in Gotenhafen as a radio operator and encoder / decoder and was given the action station in radio room A. Walter was at his battle station during the final engagement on the 27th May 1941. He survived the sinking of the Bismarck and was one of the 85 survivors to be picked up by the British cruiser HMS Dorsetshire. Walter Weintz became a POW and stayed in England for 6 months before being transported to Canada. After the war Walter returned to Germany on the 13th of March 1947, and went to work at his fathers company in Hassloch before taking employment with BASF chemical company in Ludwigsburg until he retired. In May 2002, Walter along with another Bismarck survivor Karl Kuhn went with James Cameron's filming team on the filming expidition to the wreck of the Bismarck. Sadly, Walter Weintz died on 8th January 2009 in Hassloch near Mannheim at the age of 86.

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B0332P. Bismarck by Jason Askew. ......
Bismarck by Jason Askew. (P)
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B0344P. Bismarck Leaving Port by Jason Askew. ......Bismarck Leaving Port by Jason Askew. (P)
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The battered Bismarck fires its final salvos, during the last stage of the battle, 27th May 1941. ......Death of the Bismarck by Brian Wood. (B)
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The battered Bismarck fires its final salvos, during the last stage of the battle, 27th May 1941. ......

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Bismarck anchored at No.5 buoy takes on main armament ammo in Gottenhaven, before sailing to Norway and the Atlantic.......
Operation Rheinubung by Randall Wilson. (APB)
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Bismarck anchored at No.5 buoy takes on main armament ammo in Gottenhaven, before sailing to Norway and the Atlantic.......

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Bismarck anchored at No.5 buoy takes on main armament ammo in Gottenhaven, before sailing to Norway and the Atlantic.......
Operation Rheinubung by Randall Wilson. (B)
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Bismarck anchored at No.5 buoy takes on main armament ammo in Gottenhaven, before sailing to Norway and the Atlantic.......

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 The Bismarck is seen taking the lead from the Prinz Eugen on the breakout from Bergen May 1941. ......
Breakout by Randall Wilson. (APB)
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The Bismarck is seen taking the lead from the Prinz Eugen on the breakout from Bergen May 1941. ......

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Breakout by Randall Wilson. (B)
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The Bismarck is seen taking the lead from the Prinz Eugen on the breakout from Bergen May 1941. ......

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 The mighty German battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz operated together for only 6 hours on the 18th May 1941. ......
The Hunters by Randall Wilson. (APB)
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The mighty German battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz operated together for only 6 hours on the 18th May 1941. ......

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The Hunters by Randall Wilson. (B)
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Leaving the port of Gdynia on May 18th 1941, two large German warships stealthily zig-zagged their way up the coast of Norway at the outset of what was to become one pf the shortest, most fiercely fought naval contests of the Second World War. Operat......Voyage into Destiny by Robert Taylor. (B)
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Pack 877. Pack of two crew-signed Bismarck prints by Randall Wilson and Ivan Berryman.
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Operation Rheinubung by Randall Wilson. (B)
Bismarck at Hamburg by Ivan Berryman. (B)

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Tirpitz and Bismarck Crew Signature Prints by Randall Wilson and Ivan Berryman.
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The Hunters by Randall Wilson. (B)
Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman. (B)

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German Battleship Bismarck and Tirpitz Prints by Randall Wilson and Ivan Berryman.
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The Hunters by Randall Wilson. (B)
Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman

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WW2 German Battleship Art Print Pack by Ivan Berryman and Randall Wilson.
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The Hunters by Randall Wilson. (B)
Tirpitz in Kaafjord by Ivan Berryman.

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Crew Signed Tirpitz and Bismarck Prints by Ivan Berryman and Randall Wilson.
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The Hunters by Randall Wilson. (B)
Tirpitz in Kaafjord by Ivan Berryman. (C)

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Tirpitz, Bismarck Crew Signature Print Pack by Randall Wilson and Ivan Berryman.
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The Hunters by Randall Wilson. (B)
Floating Fortress by Randall Wilson. (B)

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German Battleships Tirpitz and Bismarck Prints by Randall Wilson.
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The Hunters by Randall Wilson. (B)
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