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Werner Milch

Werner Milch

German officer and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Occupations Officer Lawyer
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth November 15, 1903 (Wilhelmshaven)
Death November 17, 1984 (Hemer)
Authority VIAF id
Werner Milch
The details

Werner Milch (15 November 1903 – 17 November 1984) was a Germany officer (Major) in the paratroop forces (Fallschirmjäger) during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded by Nazi Germany to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During the Milch Trial, he acted as co-counsel for his brother field marshal Erhard Milch alongside Friedrich Bergold.

Awards and decorations

  • German Cross in Gold on 15 April 1944 as Hauptmann in the Stab II./Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 2
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 9 January 1945 as Hauptmann and commander of Fallschirm-Granatwerfer-Lehr- und Ausbildungs-Battalion
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 311.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 255.

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