Matuschka, Graf von, Hartmut

Date of birth:
December 29th, 1914 (Dresden/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
January 16th, 1945 (North Channel between England and Ireland)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hartmut Graf von Matuschka Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen, was killed in action as Kapitänleutnant and U-Boot kommandant when his submarine U-482 was sunk with loss of all hands on January 16th 1945 in the North Channel between England and Ireland. Under his command a total of four ships were sunk with a total of 31.611 GRT and one warship with 1.010 tons.
He was promoted to Kapitänleutnant on 1st April 1942.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, U-482, 9. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1944
Details:
The full name is Hartmut Graf von Matuschka Freiherr von Toppolczan und Spaetgen.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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