Ranck, Werner

Date of birth:
October 25th, 1904 (Hamburg, Germany)
Date of death:
December 7th, 1989 (Hamburg/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Career:
April 1st, 1924: 6. (Preußische) Artillerie-Regiment, Minden;
October 1st, 1931 - 30 juni 1933: Artillerie-Schule Jüterbog;
October 1st, 1934: Batterie-Chef 5. Batterie / Artillerie-Regiment Münster;
October 15th, 1935: Batterie-Chef 3. Batterie / Artillerie-Regiment 16, Münster;
October 6th, 1936: Kriegsakademie Berlin;
November 10th, 1938: Generalstab X. Armeekorps;
September 1st, 1939: Ib Stellvertretenden X. Armeekorps;
September 25th, 1939: Ia 93. Infanterie-Division
February 5th, 1940: Ia 15. Infanterie-Division;
January 15th, 1941: Ic 11. Armee;
May 1st, 1942: Führerreserve;
June 25th, 1942: Ia 290. Infanterie-Division;
October 20th, 1943: Führerreserve;
December 15th, 1943: Chef des Generalstabes X. Armeekorps;
February 5th, 1944: P 1;
May 25th, 1944: Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 366;
September 12th, 1944: m.d.F.b. 121. Infanterie-Division;
October 1st, 1944: Kommandeur 121. Infanterie-Division;
May 1st, 1945: Kommandeur 218. Infanterie-Division.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst im Generalstab (Colonel to the General Staff)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes, X. Armeekorps, Heer
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 121. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 2nd, 1945
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 15th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1944
Action:
In the norther sector of the Eastern Front, the East Prussian 121st Infantry Division under the command of Colonel Rank and the Rhenish-Westphalian 329th Infantry Division under the command of Colonel of the Reserves Schulze, have proven themselves to be excellent.
Wehrmachtbericht

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