Voshage, Werner

Date of birth:
September 19th, 1913 (Hanover, Germany)
Date of death:
August 25th, 1948 (Kirchgandern, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann
Unit:
Heeres-Flak-Artillerie-Abteilung 280
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Heeres Flak-Artillerie Abteilung "Brandenburg"
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Action:
Awarded for his battalions part in the defense of Wehrkirch (located on the Neisse river) on the 17-18.04.1945. His Flak guns destroyed many of the approx. 40 Soviet tanks knocked out by the Germans in this battle. Furthermore the battalion covered the relatively bloodless retreat from Wehrkirch, including all the German wounded.
Details:
Not substantiated in the German federal archives.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht