Werner Gust

Werner Gust

Werner Gust
Born (1910-05-03)3 May 1910
Bernickow
Died 2 August 1979(1979-08-02) (aged 69)
Berlin
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Oberst
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 477
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 405
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Werner Gust (3 May 1910 – 2 August 1979) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 172.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.
Bibliography
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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht