Father sailed in U-767
My name is Franz Werner Zuther son of BtsMt Gerhard Otto Willi Zuther of the U767.
My Mother who is 84 can not remember where around Wesel he lived but she tell's me she went to his home and talked to his Mother she said Walter is still a prisoner of war ( in America ?) but as soon as he's home she would let us know, But she did not, So after 2 or 3 years my Mother wrote to the Burgermister where Walter lived explaining the situation the Burgermister wrote back stating that Walter was back a year or so and he would ask Walter to come to his office and make a statement . My mother needed this statement because my Father was missing at see without it we could not get his death certificate.
The Burgermister did send us a statement from Walter which we believe is still on file, my Fathers Sterbeurkunde Standesamt Mulhiem an der Ruhr No:- 214 . Walters statement if it's still there could be priceless letting you know exactly where he comes from and what happened to the 767.
I hope this is of help to you. Please let me know how you get on, If you have any questions don't hesitate we will try to answer. Good Luck.
Would you have the address of the Burgomister at Wesel or nearby? we would love to have a copy of Walter's statement to him.
It is fascinating to have small pieces of the jig saw that relate to the sinking of U-767, and you have added to the story with
With best wishes and kindest regards,
Thanks for your reply, We have been trying to find out what happend to the U-767 for years, My friend found your site & e mailed me. Thanks to you and your friends we now know where my Father lays.
I have sent you a scan of his certificate which is in my family book. If you write to the STANDESBEAMTE in MULHEIM you should be able to get copy of my fathers death certificate and Walters statement. The statement was kept by the Standesamt, it is the original sent to us by the Burgermeister.
If you like to get in touch with them write to the address in the stamp at the bottom of the certificate they should be able to sort it out.
If there's anything else let me know.
Lots of luck,
I am so pleased we have been able to help with finding your late Father's last resting place, although it is small
Thank you for the advice about contacting Mulheim.
Great to talk to you.