Ziegler, Werner

Date of birth:
April 30th, 1916 (Hausach/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
April 15th, 2001 (Ofersheim/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 7th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 26th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer 2. / Infanterie-Regiment 186 / 73.Infanterie-Division / XXXXII.Armee-Korps / 11.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Action:
On August 14, 1941, during the battles between the Dniester and the Bug, Lieutenant Ziegler and his company took the heavily occupied town of Petrovskoye on the western bank of the Bug in a coup d'état and cleared out the surrounding area in bitter house fighting. More than 300 prisoners were captured in the process.
Details:
766th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer 2. / Infanterie-Regiment 186 / 73.Infanterie-Division / Heeresgruppe A
Awarded on:
September 8th, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his leadership during the urban fighting in Novorossiysk on 6/9/1942.
Details:
121st Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer Grenadier-Regiment 186 / 73.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1944
Action:
Ziegler's regiment participated in the final battle for Sevastopol in May 1944. On 7/5/1944, during the general Soviet attack against the German V. Armeekorps, his regiment stood firm in its defensive positions on windmill hill, even after it had been surrounded. Ziegler and his men were able to hold their ground successfully until relieved by Kampfgruppen Marienfeld and Faulhaber on the morning of the next day.
Details:
102nd Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

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