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Werner Baumgarten-Crusius
Born (1919-01-29)29 January 1919
Died 4 November 1995(1995-11-04) (aged 76)
Place of birth Dresden
Place of death Frankfurt am Main
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–1945
Rank Hauptmann
Commands held I. / Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 156
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Werner Baumgarten-Crusius (29 January 1919 – 4 November 1995) was a highly decorated Hauptmann 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. Werner Baumgarten-Crusius was captured by American troops during the Battle of the Bulge and was released in September 1945.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 28.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 106.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 58.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2299-6.

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