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Ewald, Werner

Date of birth:
October 23rd, 1914 (Manschnow/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 5th, 1993 (Bonn/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 12th, 1940
Fallschirmschützenabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1942
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen (ohne zahlen), I.Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 14th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1942
Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe ohne zahlen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2, 2. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2, 2. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1944
Awarded for distinguishing himself during the siege of Fortress Brest in 1944. When the Americans succeeded in achieving a deep penetration in the northwestern part of the defenses, Major Ewald launched a counterthrust with his Bataillon that pushed the enemy back to their jump-off positions. He would be recognized appropriately for this and other actions during the siege.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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