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Beschwitz, Freiherr von, Werner

Date of birth:
January 19th, 1915 (Dresden/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
May 25th, 2011
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 28th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)
Unit:
7. / Panzer-Regiment 3
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1942
Voenen Orden
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505
Awarded on:
December 10th, 1943
Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505 / 5.Panzer-Division / 4.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1944
Details:
Submitted on July 18th 1944.
Preliminary document dated on August 3rd 1944.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1944
Panzerkampfabzeichen III Stufe

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - 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
    - Onderzoek via Panzer-Archiv Forum

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