Hans Bertram

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Hans Bertram
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Born Hans-Karl Bertram
(1906-02-26)26 February 1906
Remscheid, Germany
Died 8 January 1993(1993-01-08) (aged 86)
Munich, Germany
Occupation Aviator, screenwriter, film director
Years active 1938–85
Spouse(s) Gisela Uhlen
Military career
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1938–45
Rank Major

Hans Bertram (26 February 1906 – 8 January 1993) was a German aviator, screenwriter and film director.


Early life[edit]

Hans Bertram was born on 26 February 1906 in Remscheid, Germany.[1]


He became an aviator. In 1932, whilst attempting a round-the world flight in a Junkers seaplane, he and his co-pilot became lost in the remote coast of northern Australia. Their rescue was the subject of world-wide media coverage.[citation needed]

In 1934, Bertram joined the Nazi Party and the SA, and his first work in film was in making propaganda.[2]

During World War II his Messerschmidt plane was shot down over Libya. He was taken as a prisoner of war and sent to Australia in 1941.[3]

He had a successful career in film and wrote ten films between 1938 and 1985.[1] He also directed six films between 1939 and 1952.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to German actress Gisela Uhlen.[citation needed]


He died on 8 January 1993 in Munich, Germany.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Hans Bertram at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Ernst Klee: Das Kulturlexikon zum Dritten Reich. Wer war was vor und nach 1945. S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2007, p. 47
  3. ^ "Hans Bertram Returns—Under Guard". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 26 August 1941. p. 1. Retrieved 1 September 2014.