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Originally posted by Druscilla
Originally posted by WAKEYWAKEY
reply to post by Xarian6
How did he die, when no reference on wiki, any links anyone
The video you posted in your OP certainly contains this information.
The video you posted in your OP runs more along the lines of supporting and defending the Phil Schneider story.
The link you posted regarding the Phil Schneider Hoax does next to nothing in gathering or presenting evidence regarding his fabrications, but, if anything asks questions leading toward support of the fraud.
In reality, Phil Schneider was a complete pathological liar, a brain damaged schizophrenic, and a total fraud.
He may have actually believed the stories he told as being true, as is the case with many schizophrenics, but, such stories have no basis in reality.
Certainly the man's death was controversial, but, the controversy lies more so in how convenient his questionable demise in many eyes seems to validate his story, securing extra income to his estate postmortem.
One example of his lies that can be easily verified is his claims regarding his father.
He claimed his father was an SS Uboat 'captian'. Uboat commanders, for ther record were not called 'captians', but 'Commanders'.
The evidence lies on a site titled Uboat.net. In the MYTHs section you'll find a number of entertaining stories that have circulated around the web regarding Uboats. Uboat.net - Mythis section
Concerning his father:
Kptlt. Otto Oscar Schneider on US secret projects
There is a story floating around that this said U-boat commander worked on some highly classified US National Secrets after the war. I believe he is reported to have been a commander of a VIIC or IXC U-boat in the Atlantic during the war.
The simple answer to this one is that there was no U-boat commander in WWII with that name. Only 2 commanders with that last name in the war; Herbert Schneider died while in command of U-522 and Manfred Schneider only commander the small XXIII boat U-4706 for the last 3 months of the war, never on patrol. This story is just that, a story.
In other words, Phil Schneider's father was NOT a Uboat commander.
The German military was extremely thorough when it came to keeping records. Records of every Uboat that was ever conceived, built, planned, constructed, or partially constructed are on file, even the super top secret experimental Uboats.
All of these are on file and accounted for, including crew manifests, commanding officers, weapons and armaments, tours, accomplishments, insignia/conning tower art, and the where/when fates of those that were destroyed.
Sites like Uboat.net are looked after and moderated by hobby/enthusiasts who are quite the sticklers for historical accuracy regarding their favored subject. Similar sites exist for vehicles, aircraft, ships, and many other weapons of war from all the nations involved in WWII.
Phil Schneider's stories are lies.
edit on 7-8-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)