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Puffe, Werner

Updated: Jan 15

Born: 12.02.1913 in Zwickau

Died: 1980

  • Werner Puffe joined the 8th Lehrtrupp of Kraftfahrlehrkommando II Ohrdruf in November1934,

  • transferred in October 1935 to the 8th Company of Panzerregiment 1 and pursued the career of an Unteroffizier,

  • transferred to Panzerabteilung Thoma / Imker Drohne on 26.07.1938 (Spanis Civil War),

  • served during the Polish and French Campaigns as Feldwebel and commander of a Panzerkampfwagen IV with the 8th Company,

  • transferred in August 1940 to the 3rd Company of Panzerabteilung A and shortly thereafter, to the 3rd Company of Panzerregiment 18,

  • transferred in 1942 to the newly formed Panzerabteilung 160,

  • was wounded during the battle of Stalingrad and was flown out by plane,

  • after his recovery he served as instructor at the NCO school at Brno,

  • he survived the war and settled after 1945 in West Germany



Legion Condor Panzer Badge (1939), Spanish Cross in Silver with Swords (1939), EKII (1940), Black Wound Badge (1942), Panzer Assault Badge in Silver (1940)

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