Werner Baumgarten-Crusius

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Werner Baumgarten-Crusius
Born (1919-01-29)29 January 1919
Dresden
Died 4 November 1995(1995-11-04) (aged 76)
Frankfurt am Main
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–45
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) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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