OSTENDORFF, Werner  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Ostendorff, Werner
Date of birth: August 15th, 1903 (Königsberg/Easternprussia, Germany)
Date of death:  May 1st, 1945 (Bad Aussee/Stiermarken, Austria)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Died on 1st May 1945 from his wounds inflicted on 9th March 1945 in Hungary.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: May 19th, 1940
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: June 23rd, 1940
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: SS-Sturmbannführer
Unit: Ia SS-Division "Reich" / XXXXVI.Panzer-Korps / Panzergruppe 2 / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on: September 13th, 1941
Details: 488th Award.
 
     
KRIEGSORDEN DES DEUTSCHEN KREUZES IN GOLD
Rank: SS-Standartenführer
Unit: Kampfgruuppe SS "Reich"
Awarded on: June 5th, 1942
Details: Award 129/1.
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: July 29th, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: SS-Gruppenführer / Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS
Unit: Kommandeur 2.SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich"
Awarded on: May 6th, 1945
Details: Non numbered awarding by SS-Oberstgruppenführer and Generaloberst der Waffen-SS Sepp Dietrich, Oberbefehlshaber 6.SS-Panzerarmee. No confirmation in the Bundesarchiv. Would probably have been the 861st Award.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
- Das Reich
   
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