Werner, Paul-Hermann

Date of birth:
March 19th, 1893 (Stade/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
June 30th, 1940 (Brest, France)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions :
1912: Fahnenjunker;
August 20th, 1912: Leutnant;
December 18th, 1917: Oberleutnant;
February 1st, 1926: Hauptmann;
July 1st, 1934: Major;
January 1st, 1937: Oberstleutnant;
October 1st, 1939: Oberst.

Career:
1912: Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr. 2;
1914: Kompanieoffizier Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr. 2;
1920: Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 3;
October 1st, 1920 - September 30th, 1921: Kompanieoffizier 5. (Preuß..) Infanterie-Regiment, Stett;
October 1st, 1921: Eskadronoffizier 5. (Preuß.) Reiter-Regiment, Stolp;
? - September 30th, 1924: Führergehilfenausbildung Stab 2. Division der Reichswehr, Stettin;
1924: 4. (MG.) Kompanie, 5. (Preuß..) Infanterie-Regiment, Stettin;
October 1st, 1924 - September 30th, 1925: Kompanieoffizier 2. Kompanie, 2. (Preuß.) Kraftfahr-Abteilung, Schwerin (Mecklenburg);
October 1st, 1925 - January 31st, 1928: Stab, 2. (Preuß.) Kraftfahr-Abteilung, Stettin;
February 1st, 1928 - December 31st, 1930: Chef 2. Kompanie, 2. (Preuß.) Kraftfahr-Abteilung, Schwerin (Mecklenburg);
January 1st, 1931 - October 15th, 1935: Sachbearbeiter, Inspektion der Verkehrstruppen (In 6), Reichswehrministerium (RWM);
October 15th, 1935 - October 12th, 1937: Kommandeur Panzerabwehr-Abteilung 20, Hamburg;
October 12th, 1937 - August 26th, 1939: Kommandeur Panzerabwehrtruppen X, Hamburg;
August 26th, 1939 - June 30th, 1940: Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 31.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzer-Regiment 31, 5. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1940
Action:
The justification for his Knight's Cross reads as follows...
"Oberst Paul Hermann Werner has as commander of a Panzer Regiment defeated the attack of strong enemy tank forces against an important advance road through his bravery and skillful leadership. Later, on his own initiative, he made the decision to take the Fortress Maubeuge in an attack from the south. With elements of his regiment he captured the citadel and two forts, holding them until the arrival of further reinforcements."
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on:
1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr. 2
Awarded on:
December 27th, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr. 2
Awarded on:
1914
Action:
or 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr. 2
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Eisenbahn-Regiment Nr. 2
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1918
Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber (1918)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1918
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzerabwehrtruppen X
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1938
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1916
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1935
Komtur I. Klasse des Herzoglich Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 4th, 1937
Haborus Emlékérem kardokkal és sisakkal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1937
Kriegserinnerungsmedaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 10th, 1938
Bulgarian Royal WW1 Veteran Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1941
Action:
in silver
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)

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