- Date of birth:
- February 27th, 1908 (Plauen/Saxony, Germany)
- Date of death:
- March 8th, 1943 (East of Barbados, Caribian)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Werner Hartenstein was killed in action when his "U 156" was sunk on March 8th, 1943, East of Barbados, by an American Catalina.
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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- Photo 1: Wehrmacht Awards.com
- Photo: Wehrmacht Awards.com
- - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- RÖLL, H.J., Korvettenkapitän Werner Hartenstein, Flechsig, 2009.
- Verleihungsurkunde DKiG