Wegener, Werner Willy

Date of birth:
January 2nd, 1914 (Magdeburg/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
July 26th, 1989 (Edmonton/Alberta, Canada)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
3. / Pionier-Bataillon (motorisiert) 3
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1944
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve
Unit:
Kommandeur Pionier-Bataillon 3 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his battalion's combat against the US-held town of Mousson and Hill 385 on 15-16.09.1944. His battalion managed to gain some small successes and force the enemy to regroup, although it was almost destroyed in the process by superior numbers and artillery fire.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - SCHERZER, VEIT, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, 2015.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Ritterkreuz Archiv II/2009, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, Juni 2009, ISSN 1866-4709