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Hans Werner Bartels

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Rank  Major of the Reserves
Service/branch  German Army
Years of service  1939–45
Name  Hans-Werner Bartels
Commands held  I./Grenadier-Regiment 399
Battles/wars  World War II Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Siege of Odessa (1941) Siege of Sevastopol (1941–1942) Siege of Leningrad Battle of Narva (1944) East Prussian Offensive
Died  December 2, 1991, Leer, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Battle of France, Operation Barbarossa

Hans-Werner Bartels (28 January 1910 – 2 December 1991) was a highly decorated Major of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class
  • 1st Class
  • Wound Badge (1939)
  • in Black
  • in Silver
  • in Gold
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • Crimea Shield
  • Infantry Assault Badge
  • Close Combat Clasp
  • in Bronze
  • in Silver
  • German Cross in Gold on 27 February 1943 as Oberleutnant of the Reserves in the 5./Grenadier-Regiment 399
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 26 January 1944 as Hauptmann of the Reserves and commander of I./Grenadier-Regiment 399
  • References

    Hans-Werner Bartels Wikipedia


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