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Werner Ziegler (soldier)

Werner Ziegler
Werner Ziegler
Born (1916-04-30)30 April 1916
Hausach, Großherzogtum Baden
Died 15 April 2001(2001-04-15) (aged 84)
Oftersheim, Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service
  • 1936–45
  • 1956–67
Commands held
  • 2./Infanterie-Regiment 186
  • Grenadier-Regiment 186
  • Grenadier-Regiment 1112
  • Panzergrenadier-Brigade 19
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Other work Bundeswehr

Werner Ziegler (30 April 1916 – 15 April 2001) was a German Major, serving during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Werner Ziegler was released as a prisoner of war in 1946. He then worked for ten years in the private industry before joining the Bundeswehr. In 1956 he served at the Infantry School in Hammelburg under Brigadegeneral Hellmuth Mäder. In 1960 Ziegler served deputy commander of the Panzergrenadierbrigade 35. Seven years later he retired as Oberst and commander of the Panzergrenadierbrigade' 19 in Ahlen.[1]




  1. ^ Berger 2006, p. 391.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 473.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 805.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 457.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 61.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 45.


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