Werner, Walter

Date of birth:
July 11th, 1917 (Brand-Erbisdorf/Sachsen, Germany)
Date of death:
June 25th, 1997 (Neustadt am Rübenberge, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obergefreiter
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1941
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Obergefreiter
Awarded on:
December 29th, 1941
Fallschirmschützenabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberjäger
Unit:
1. / Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberjäger
Unit:
1. / Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
1. / Fallschirm-Pionier-Bataillon 1.
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his actions during the Third Battle of Monte Cassino in March 1944. His pioneer squad was attached to strongpoint Neuhoff, located in the north part of the city, and their support was invaluable to its successes in the battle. In addition to providing traditional engineer support he and his men proved extremely resourceful in constantly repositioning their defenses, thus convincing the attackers that they were dealing with a much larger force than they actually were. Both he and Neuhoff received the Knight's Cross for their role in this battle.
Details:
Preliminary document dated June 16th 1944.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1945
Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe ohne zahlen

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