Hartenstein, Werner

Date of birth:
February 27th, 1908 (Plauen/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
March 8th, 1943 (East of Barbados, Caribian)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Werner Hartenstein was killed in action when his "U 156" was sunk on March 8th, 1943, East of Barbados, by an American Catalina.

Promotions:
Ocotber 11th, 1928: Seekadett;
April 1st, 1929: Gefreiter;
January 1st, 1930: Fähnrich zur See;
April 1st, 1932: Oberfähnrich zur See;
October 1st, 1932: Leutnant zur See;
September 1st, 1934: Oberleutnant zur See;
June 1st, 1937: Kapitänleutnant;
June 1st, 1942: Korvettenkapitän.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1939
Spanienkreuz, Bronze mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
April 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1940
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1940
Zerstörer-Kriegsabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant Torpedoboot "Jaguar", 6. Torpedobootsflottille
Awarded on:
February 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
March 17th, 1942
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Unit:
Kommandant "U 156"
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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