Hans-Joachim Bertelsmann

Kapitänleutnant (Crew 36)


Successes
3 ships sunk, total tonnage 17,587 GRT

Born  29 Apr 1916 Cuxhaven
Died  19 Feb 1944(27)North Atlantic


Ranks

3 Apr 1936 Offiziersanwärter
10 Sep 1936 Seekadett
1 May 1937 Fähnrich zur See
1 Jul 1938 Oberfähnrich zur See
1 Oct 1938 Leutnant zur See
1 Oct 1940 Oberleutnant zur See
1 Sep 1943 Kapitänleutnant

Decorations

Apr 1940 Iron Cross 2nd Class
Jan 1941 Minesweeper War Badge
15 Jul 1941 Fleet War Badge
22 Jan 1942 U-boat War Badge 1939
27 Mar 1943 Iron Cross 1st Class

U-boat Commands

U-boatFromTo
U-142 18 Mar 1942 12 Sep 1942   No war patrols 
U-603 13 Sep 1942 2 May 1943   2 patrols (65 days) 
U-603 29 Jan 1944 19 Feb 1944  (+)  1 patrol (15 days) 

Patrol info for Hans-Joachim Bertelsmann


 U-boat Departure Arrival  
1. U-603 5 Nov 1942  Kiel  7 Nov 1942  Kristiansand   3 days
2. U-603 13 Nov 1942  Kristiansand  17 Nov 1942  Bergen   5 days
3. U-603 22 Nov 1942  Bergen  23 Nov 1942  Bergen   2 days
4. U-603 23 Nov 1942  Bergen  9 Dec 1942  Brest  Patrol 1,17 days
5. U-603 7 Feb 1943  Brest  26 Mar 1943  Brest  Patrol 2,48 days
6. U-603 5 Feb 1944  Brest  19 Feb 1944  Sunk  Patrol 3,15 days
3 patrols, 80 days at sea

Ships hit by Hans-Joachim Bertelsmann

Date U-boat Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
21 Feb 1943U-603 Stigstad5,964nwON-166
23 Feb 1943U-603 Glittre6,409nwON-166
16 Mar 1943U-603 Elin K.5,214nwHX-229
 17,587

3 ships sunk (17,587 tons).

Legend
We have a picture of this vessel.


About ranks and decorations
Ranks shown in italics are our database inserts based on the rank dates of his crew comrades. The officers of each crew would normally have progressed through the lower ranks at the same rate.

Media links


German U-boat Commanders of World War II

Busch, Rainer and Röll, Hans-Joachim

Listing of all U-boat commanders