Welcome aboard mate! Its nice to see that you also read "Shooting the War" among other great books. I met all the survivors of U 181, which Giese was second watch officer on. Did you know that at least 4 Knights Cross Recipients served on that Uboat at the same time! There were also a few more KC Recipients on that Uboat but at other times. As soon as things can be ncoordinated between Otto and myself, there will be a nice section on this site with many photos of U 181 and crewmembers. I also will have service records and other info as I get it from the vets. Anyway, I hope to see you here often and glad you like the site too. Take care--Carl.