Panzer Division Hermann Göring Generalstab and Operational Chief of Staff. WW2 German
WW2 German Panzer Division Hermann Göring Generalstab and Operational Chief of Staff, Wilhelm Werner.
Please note that the Spanien Kreuz im Gold is the sought-after one from maker ""CEJ"" C.E. Juncker Berlin. (And offcourse silver ""900"")
This is a rare and historic group belonging to Wilhelm Werner, Operational Chief of Staff ""Ia"" in Panzer Division Hermann Göring. Recipient of Deutsches Kreuz im Gold, Spanienkreuz im Gold, Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse, Eisernes kreuz 1. Klasse, and more!
Both the Spanien Kreuz im Gold and Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse are ""engraved"" with his name.
The lot includes:
Spanienkreuz im Gold (With his name on the reverse)
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse ""Legion Condor""
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse (With his name on the reverse)
Generalstab Shoulderboards and Collar tabs (Please note they are purple, not red - the light makes them appear red in some pictures)
How did Wilhelm Werner become the ""Ia"" in Division Hermann Göring, right below the General of the division.
Wilhelm Werner starts his carrerer in Landespolizei Nurnberg in 1933.
In 1935 he enters the Luftwaffe and is assigned to a Flak unit.
In 1936 he is sent to Spain, as a part of the Legion Condor. - For his efforts in Spain, he receives the Spanienkreuz (One of ONLY 1126 recipients of the Spanienkruez im Gold) and the Eisernes Kreuz.
In 1941 he enters a Generalstab (General Staff) for the first time, and soon after are assigned to several Luftwaffe divisions, as member of the Generalstab, and is several times appointed ""Ia"" (Operational Chief of Staff).
In 1942 he's assigned to Division Hermann Göring, and soon after also ""Ia"" (Operational Chief of Staff), and right below the general in Division Hermann Göring.
In Tunesia he is captured, but escapes the POW-camp, returning to Division Hermann Göring, and joins the Generalstab again as ""Ia"", but in the Panzer Division Hermann Göring.
See the last pictures for his full history. - Much more information online, google him.