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Möller, Werner

Date of birth:
January 7th, 1919 (Kassel, Germany)
Date of death:
September 22nd, 1981 (Haardt/Neustadt, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
April 1st, 1942: Oberleutnant.
x?: Hauptmann;
June 1st, 1944: Major.

Career:
November 1st, 1940: Zugführer 13. Kompanie, Schützen-Regiment 33;
January 8th, 1941: Zugführer 5. Kompanie/2. Kompanie, Kradschützen-Bataillon 34;
November 14th, 1942: Führer 1. Kompanie, Kradschützen-Bataillon 34
February 7th, 1943: Chef 1. Kompanie, Kradschützen-Bataillon 34 / 1. Kompanie, Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 4;
November 28th, 1943: Fhr. I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12;
April 20th, 1944: Kdr. I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 12.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1941
Details:
Bronze version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 10th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompaniechef, Kradschutzen-Bataillon 34, 4. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1943
Details:
According to the Beurteilung awarded on March 20th, 1943.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12, 4. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 28th, 1943
Action:
On the 28.11.1943, during an attack on Sabolotje, Hauptmann Möller would be wounded while leading his battalion. However he nonetheless remained to lead his men for the rest of the attack until the village could finally be taken. In the process the enemy, who were defending in battalion strength, were routed with heavy losses in men and weapons (the latter including lots of AT guns). For this deed, as well as his previous accomplishments as a commander, Möller would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Details:
According to the Beurteilung awarded on August 23rd, 1944.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 8th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Silber

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