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Ostendorff, Werner

Date of birth:
August 15th, 1903 (Königsberg/Easternprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
May 1st, 1945 (Bad Aussee/Stiermarken, Austria)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Died on 1st May 1945 from his wounds inflicted on 9th March 1945 in Hungary.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 19th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer
Unit:
Ia SS-Division "Reich" / XXXXVI.Panzer-Korps / Panzergruppe 2 / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1941
Details:
488th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Standartenführer
Unit:
Kampfgruuppe SS "Reich"
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1942
Details:
Award 129/1.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 29th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Gruppenführer / Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS
Unit:
Kommandeur 2.SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich"
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1945
Details:
Non numbered awarding by SS-Oberstgruppenführer and Generaloberst der Waffen-SS Sepp Dietrich, Oberbefehlshaber 6.SS-Panzerarmee. No confirmation in the Bundesarchiv. Would probably have been the 861st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Das Reich

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