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Werner Hartmann

German navy officer and world war II U-boat commander

1902   -   1963

country of citizenship: Germany
language of expression: German
educated at: Naval Academy at Mürwik
occupation: submariner, soldier, head teacher
award received: Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Wehrmacht Long Service Award, Spanish Cross, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, U-boat War Badge, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Hartmann (11 December 1902 – 26 April 1963) was a German U-boat commander in World War II. He was credited with sinking 26 ships, amounting to over 115,000 gross register tons (GRT) sunk, purportedly making him the 25th most successful U-boat commander of the war. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.
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