Welcome to the Home Page of:
Paul W. Wittmer, life member of:
United States Submarine Veterans of World War II and
United States Submarine Veterans Inc
The United States Submarine Veterans of World War II is an organization formed under
NATIONAL CHARTER LAW, PUBLIC LAW 97-83.
97th CONGRESS, UNDER SECTION 1
NOTICE: This personal web site is not offically authorized, nor supported by or endorsed by any organization, including
"United States Submarine Veterans of World War II" or "United States Submarine Veterans Inc"

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A MIRROR SITE, AS SUGGESTED ELSEWHERE.
WORK PRESENTED ON THIS SITE HAS BEEN ORIGINALLY PREPARED AND ENCODED BY Paul W. Wittmer.
ALSO Please NOTE: The organization known as US Sub Vets of WWII does not have an equivelant offically approved web site.

WARNING copy righted material. Paul W. Wittmer, 1999 through 2011 All rights reserved.

This web site revised to include edited material from the former website known as (www.Tinosa283.com) December, 2006

NOTICE: JUNE 1, 2012
The Web Site, with all contents, www.subvetpaul.com has been donated to Charles Hinman of the Bowfin Museum in Hawaii. Contents to be transferred to: www.silentservice.us Please visit that web site. Design and management will be by Charles Hinman.
Contact him at: charleshinman@hawaii.rr.com
USS Proteus

USS Proteus and Submarine Squadron in Tokyo Bay, 2 Sep 1945
This public relations photograph was taken at the end of WW II.
It was the time of of the signing of the surrender documents on board the battleship Missouri.
The Missouri was anchored immediately ahead of the Proteus.
I was in a relief crew and promptly assigned to the large ex Jap Sub I-401 as a Prize Crew Member.

USS Tinosa SS-283

USS Tinosa SS-283
Photograph when she still had her 4" deck gun.
I made six war patrols on board the U.S.S. Tinosa as a Motor Mac. Five war patrols were considered successful.






A NEW PUBLICATION, SPYRON. FIRST PRINTING. RELEASED JULY 10, 2011

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PUBLICATION. BIG ANTHOLOGY, FIRST PRINTING. RELEASED MAY 20, 2010

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Save a few dollars by purchasing the BIG ANTHOLOGY BOOKS in bulk quantities for your group.
Example:
From 5 to 9 books, each one will cost $44.75 plus S & H
From 10 to 14 books, each one will cost $44.00 plus S & H
Bulk shipping to a single address.
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AWARDS RECEIVED BY P. W. Wittmer
Two from the organization known as the U.S. Sub Vets Inc.
One from the St. Louis National Archives Research Staff
One from the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired


All the men who died during WWII have been researched and their records recorded in a two volume publication.

"UNITED STATES SUBMARINE MEN LOST DURING WORLD WAR II"

EDITION 4 IS RELEASED March 2009
For Price, Shipping Information
CONTACT subvetpaul@aol.com


Edition Four, Illustrated

OUT OF PRINT, October 2009
by Paul W. Wittmer
ISBN-978-0-9771456-4-5 (2 Volume Set, Edition Four)
Extensive new research of the original US Navy source records has been done at the St, Louis National Archives during the year 2008.

Edition Four, includes the most comprehensive compilation of records anywhere on each one of the known US Submarine men lost during WWII

The two volume work is suitable for Genealogy Centers, Historic Archives, State Archives, Memorial Sites, Museums and Public Libraries.

The work is intended "To Perpetuate the Memory of US Submarine Men Lost During World War II"

It is intended for reference use and study of researchers and especially family members and descendants of those men listed.

Wide distribution will assure that this work will become a lasting memorial, available to a very broad nubmer of visitors.



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ABOUT THE EDITOR
The Web Site Project and Goals
A Typical Interview by a Student
Life in our Generation
Life in our parents generation




Click here
to enter the Combat Zone and Historic web site,
to view the many stories and tall tales as told by the men who were there.

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The Combat Insignia awarded to men who completed a successful war patrol.
A Star was added for each additional successful war patrol.