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Bartels, Herbert

Date of birth:
August 15th, 1917 (Fuhlendorf/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
July 1st, 2009 (Landau/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Herbert Bartels was POW to the U.S. Forces form May 8th, 1945 until August 20th, 1945. Between 1956 and 1972 he served with the Bundeswehr, reaching the rank of Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 3. Batterie, Reserve-Flak-Abteilung 293, Flak-Regiment 42, 9. Flak-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1943
Awarded for distinguishing himself with his Batterie during the combat on the northern Crimean front as the Germans fought to repel Soviet attacks here in the months of October-November 1943. He and his 8.8 cm Flak guns were always requested by the German infantry wherever large Soviet armour concentrations appeared.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1944
For wounds received on May 10th, 1944.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1944
Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
3. Batterie, schwere Flak-Abteilung 293, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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