Werner Ewald

Werner Ewald
Werner Ewald
Born (1914-10-23)23 October 1914
Died 5 October 1993(1993-10-05) (aged 78)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1936–1945
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 2

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Ewald (23 October 1914 – 5 October 1993) was a highly decorated Major in the Fallschirmjäger 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



External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945

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