Metz, Werner

    Date of birth:
    October 4th, 1920 (Lichtentanne/Saxony, Germany)
    Date of death:
    March 28th, 1984 (Schiltach/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Werner Metz was buried at the Stadtfriedhof in Schiltach.

    Promotions:
    June 21st, 1942: SS-Untersturmführer;
    June 21st, 1944: SS-Obersturmführer.

    Career:
    May 1st, 1933 - January 30th, 1938: Hitlerjugend;
    February 1st, 1938 - March 31st, 1939: S.A.;
    October 25th, 1938: Eintritt SS;
    April 1st, 1939 - September 10th, 1939: Reichs Arbeitsdienst;
    November 1st, 1941 - March 30th, 1942: SS-Schule Tölz;
    June 21st, 1942 - March 1st, 1943: SS- Division "Wiking"'
    March 1st, 1943 - June 6th, 1943: SS-Pionier-Ausbildungs und Ersatz Bataillon 1;
    June 6th, 1943 - September 15th, 1943: Pionier-Bataillon / SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wiking";
    September 15th, 1943 - January 27th, 1944: SS-Pionier-Ausbildungs und Ersatz Bataillon 1;
    January 27th, 1944 - December 11th, 1944: SS-Pionierschule;
    December 11th, 1944 - December 9th, 1944: Führer Lehrschule;
    December 10th, 1944: SS-Pionier-Ausbildungs-Bataillon 2.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1941
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
    Unit:
    Kompaniechef, 1. Kompanie, SS-Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 5, 5. SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
    Awarded on:
    October 2nd, 1944
    Nahkampfspange in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
    Awarded on:
    1945
    Details:
    Additional data on this awarding are still unknown. Photo's and sources known with decoration and/or awarding, no certainty.
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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