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Werner Milch

Werner Milch German officer and Knight's Cross recipient

German officer and Knight's Cross recipient
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Intro German officer and Knight's Cross recipient
Countries Germany
Occupations Military officer Soldier Officer Lawyer
Gender male
Birth 15 November 1903 (Wilhelmshaven)
Death 17 November 1984 (Hemer)
Werner Milch
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Biography

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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