Gerhard Werner (soldier)

Gerhard Werner (soldier)

Gerhard Werner
Born 21 May 1916
Died 8 September 1944(1944-09-08) (aged 28)
Banat, Romania
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Oberstleutnant (Posthumously)
Commands held I./Jäger-Regiment 734

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Gerhard Werner (21 May 1916 – 8 September 1944) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Gerhard Werner was killed on 8 September 1944 in the Romanian Banat. He was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant and on 23 March 1945 was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 436.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 359.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2