Werner, Gerhard

Date of birth:
May 21st, 1916 (Baden-Baden/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
September 8th, 1944 (southeast of Banat, Rumania)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 1st, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 5. / Jagdkommando 8 / 281.Sicherungs-Division / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1942
Action:
Oberleutnant Werner, Jagd-Kommando 8, commanded the defense in a crucial sector of Cholm in spite of a serious double-injury on the shoulder. The German successes against all attacks were largely attributable to his superior personal bravery and determination.
Details:
897th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
I. / Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99 / 1.Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on:
July 13th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Details:
Award 405/1.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Jäger-Regiment 734 / 104.Jäger-Division / XXII.Gebirgs-Korps / Heeresgruppe E (Südost)
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1945
Action:
Awarded posthumously for his role in reopening an important supply route for the XXII. Gebirgs-Korps and thus decisively contributing to its operations.
Details:
793rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 1998.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - 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
    - Der Photosammler

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