Lösing, Werner

Date of birth:
September 12th, 1924 (Rheine/Rhineland, Germany)
Date of death:
December 15th, 1946 (Rheine/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Lance Corporal)
Unit:
Gewehrführer, 12. (MG) Kompanie, Grenadier-Regiment 67, 23. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 29th, 1944
Action:
On the 19.01.1944 the Soviets attacked the positions of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 67, achieving local penetrations. The Germans fought desperately to hold off assaults that continued until the next day. When the Bataillon was finally ordered to pull back Lösing stayed behind as a rearguard, covering the retreat of his comrades with an MG despite being wounded. He would further demonstrate his bravery and willingness to fight by participating in a counterattack later on, which resulted in the prevention of an enemy breakthrough and the consequent orderly withdrawal of the German forces. For his actions during this difficult engagement he would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
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