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Werner Beschnidt
Born 29 July 1918
Died 10 December 1994(1994-12-10) (aged 76)
Place of birth Annaburg
Place of death Bad Wörishofen
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–1945
Rank Oberleutnant
Commands held 2./Panzer-Abteilung 103
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Beschnidt (29 July 1918, Annaburg – 10 December 1994) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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.

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NotesEdit

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 111.

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.
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