Puffe, Werner

Updated: May 9



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,

  • 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

 

Awards:

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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