- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Obergefreiter (Corporal)
- Melder 1./Grenadier-Regiment 24
- Awarded on:
- March 23rd, 1945
During the night of 05-06.02.1945 the Grenadier-Regiment 24 had the mission of recapturing the villages of Dixen and Gut Weskeim. In the ensuing house-to-house combat Josef Weiß showed outstanding bravery and skill in the attack, and largely thanks to his efforts the attack objectives of his company were quickly achieved. However Weiß himself was severely wounded in this battle and later died of his injuries. His achievements were recognized with the posthumous bestowal of the Knight's Cross.