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Werner Ewald

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Years of service  1936–45 1956–73
Service/branch  Luftwaffe
Name  Werner Ewald
Werner Ewald
Born  23 October 1914 Manschnow (1914-10-23)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)  West Germany
Rank  Major (Wehrmacht) Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held  II./Fallschirmjager-Regiment 2
Battles/wars  World War II Invasion of Poland Operation Weserubung Battle of the Netherlands Battle of Greece Battle of Crete Operation Barbarossa Siege of Leningrad Battle for Brest
Died  October 5, 1993, Bonn, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Invasion of Poland, Operation Weserubung

Werner Ewald (23 October 1914 – 5 October 1993) was a highly decorated Major in the Fallschirmjager during World War II and an Oberst in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was captured by American troops following the surrender of the garrison at Brest, he was held until 1946. In 1956 he joined the Bundeswehr and served until retirement in 1973.

Awards and decorations

  • Parachutist Badge (12 February 1940)
  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (25 May 1940)
  • 1st Class (29 May 1941)
  • General Assault Badge (22 June 1942)
  • Eastern Front Medal (14 July 1942)
  • Ground Assault Badge of the Luftwaffe (6 November 1942)
  • Wound Badge
  • in Black (26 June 1944)
  • German Cross in Gold (29 March 1944)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 17 September 1944 as Major and commander of II. / Fallschirmjager-Regiment 2
  • Cuffband "Crete" (12 November 1942)
  • References

    Werner Ewald Wikipedia

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