Werner Meyer (SS officer)

For other people named Werner Meyer, see Werner Meyer (disambiguation).
Werner Meyer
Born (1919-09-18)18 September 1919
Died 17 August 1996(1996-08-17) (aged 76)
Kirchbarkau near Kiel
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Waffen-SS
Years of service 1938–1945
Rank Hauptsturmführer
Oberstleutnant of the Reserves
Unit 1./SS-PzGrenRgt 9 "Germania"
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Close Combat Clasp in Gold

Werner Meyer (18 September 1919 in Pasewalk – 17 August 1996 in Kirchbarkau near Kiel) was a highly decorated German Waffen-SS Captain.

He was one of 98 soldiers to have been awarded both the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and Close Combat Clasp in Gold.




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