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Panse, Werner

Date of birth:
December 19th, 1921 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 23rd, 1995 (Lake Garda, Italy)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Werne Panse finally reached the rank of Hauptmann during the Second World War. Flew a total of 635 ground attack sorties during the course of the war.

He was shot 7 times, has been wounded, but went back to his unit. Towards the end of WWII he flew newest experimental planes.

After the war he served with the Bundeswehr from 1956 until 31st March 1981 and finally reached the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
September 7th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
9. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer 9. / Schlachtgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
May 4th, 1944
Awarded after flying about 600 sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - OBERMAIER, ERNST, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz, 1976.
    - 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
    - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
    - Werner Panse junior

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