56 min

Episode 216: German U-Boat Lieutenant Warriors In Their Own Words | First Person War Stories

In this special episode, we feature an interview with a German U-boat veteran from World War II.  Rudi Toepfer graduated from the German Naval Academy and served as the chief engineering office on submarines as they hunted for Allied convoys in the Atlantic Ocean.  After the war, he moved to the United States. He worked for Hughes Aircraft for 30 years and became a leader in the Elks Lodge and Masons.  This is Rudi's compelling first hand account of his years in combat on board a U-Boat.

In this special episode, we feature an interview with a German U-boat veteran from World War II.  Rudi Toepfer graduated from the German Naval Academy and served as the chief engineering office on submarines as they hunted for Allied convoys in the Atlantic Ocean.  After the war, he moved to the United States. He worked for Hughes Aircraft for 30 years and became a leader in the Elks Lodge and Masons.  This is Rudi's compelling first hand account of his years in combat on board a U-Boat.

56 min