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Hardegen, Reinhard

Date of birth:
March 18th, 1913 (Bremen, Germany)
Date of death:
June 9th, 2018 (Bremen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Seekadett;
April 1st, 1933: Offiziersanwärter;
July 1st, 1934: Fähnrich zur See;
April 1st, 1936: Oberfähnrich zur See;
October 1st, 1936: Leutnant zur See;
June 1st, 1938: Oberleutnant zur See;
December 1st, 1940: Kapitänleutnant;
March 1st, 1944: Korvettenkapitän.

Career:
April 1st, 1933: Reichsmarine;
1933: Kreuzer Karlsruhe;
February 1st, 1935 - September 30th, 1936: Marineflieger Ausbildung, Warnemünde/Parow;
August 19th, 1940 - December 1st, 1940: Kommandantenschüler / I. Wachoffizier "U 124";
December 11th, 1940 - April 1941: Kommandeur "U 147";
April 1941 - July 31st, 1942: Kommandeur "U 123";
July 31st, 1942: Ausbilder 27. Unterseebootsflottille, Gotenhafen;
March 1943: Leiter derU-Boot-Abteilung, Torpedoschule Mürwick;
?: Torpedowaffenamt;
February 1945: Kommandeur I. / Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 6;
? - November 1946: British POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Awarded on:
November 2nd, 1936
Gemeinsames Flugzeugfuhrer-Beobachter Abzeichen (ohne brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant)
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1937
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
I. Wachoffizier, Kommandantenschüler, "U 124", 2. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant zur See
Unit:
I. Wachoffizier, Kommandantenschüler, "U 124", 2. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1940
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen (ohne Brillianten)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, "U 123", 2. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, "U 123", 2. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
January 23rd, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 24th, 1942
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1942
Action:
Mentioning:
"In the successes in the Atlantic, the submarines of Kapitänleutnant Hardegen and of Oberleutnant zur See Lassen particularly distinguished themselves."
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, "U 123", 2. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
April 23rd, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Details:
89th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Käpitanleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandant, "U 123", 2. Unterseebootsflottille, Kriegsmarine
Awarded on:
May 7th, 1942
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillianten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Korvettenkapitän (Lieutenant Commander)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1944
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern

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