Bartels, Robert

Date of birth:
April 28th, 1911 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
August 20th, 1943 (near Madagaskar)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Robert Bartels reached the rank of Korvettenkapitän. He was killed on August 20th, 1943 when the "U 197" was sunk by No. 259 Squadron and No. 265 Squadron with Convoy AHL67, near Madagaskar at 28.40S / 42.36O. In 9 operational sails (383 days at sea), he sunk 8 ships with a total of 43.436BRT and damaged 2 ships with a total of 11.224BRT.

Promotions:
August 1st, 1943: Korvettenkapitän.

Career:
1934: Eintritt Reichsmarine;
July 24th, 1940 - December 20th, 1940: Kommandant "U 139";
March 13th, 1941 - September 5th, 1942: Kommandant "U 561"; 10 October 1942 - August 20th, 1943: Kommandant "U 197".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1939
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, "U 561", 29. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
August 28th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, "U 561", 29. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1942
Medaglia de bronzo al Valore

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