- Second World War (1939-1945)
- SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
- Kommandeur, SS-Panzeraufklärungs-Abteilung 2 "Das Reich", SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Das Reich", Waffen-SS
- Awarded on:
- April 6th, 1943
There is dispute as to what exactly were the actions that led to Weiß's Knight's Cross. One refers to the actions of his battalion around Rzhev in the spring of 1942. Another cites the fighting at the end of 1943 as the main reason for it. This was during the fighting around the city of Losowaja and after it fell into German hands, beginning the pursuit back towards Kharkov. The SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 2 and its' Commander Weiss fought against a strong Soviet group numbering between 5000 and 6000 men. They pursued this group and wore it down along with Heinz Harmel's Kampfgruppe. It makes specific mention of Weiss being in the front line of this very bitter fighting, with the result that the enemy lost 6 tanks, 30 heavy guns, a large amount of anti-tank guns and many other weapons and vehicles in the space of a few hours.