- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Obergefreiter (Corporal)
- 6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 481, 256. Infanterie-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- September 16th, 1943
In the time period 13-15.08.1943 the II./Grenadier-Regiment was engaged in a series of hard defensive battles against Soviet tanks and infantry. During this time frame Obergefreite Paul Weiß, with MG in hand, was able to repeatedly fulfill his duty in separating the Soviet infantry from their tanks. Calmly letting the tanks roll over his position, they would then be quickly shot up by supporting Sturmgeschütze. For his bravery in these battles and the contribution to victory this provided, he was awarded the Iron Cross First Class and subsequently the Knight's Cross.