Erhard Mösslacher

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Erhard Mösslacher
Born 16 June 1921
Weißbach bei Lofer, Austria
Died 12 February 1945(1945-02-12) (aged 23)
Budapest, Hungary
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Years of service 1940–1945
Rank Obersturmführer (First Lieutenant)
Unit SS-VT
8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
German Cross in Gold
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Close Combat Clasp in Silver
General Assault Badge in Silver

Erhard Mösslacher (16 June 1921 – 12 February 1945) was an Obersturmführer (First Lieutenant) in the Waffen-SS during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Erhard Mösslacher was born on the 16 June 1921, in Weißbach bei Lofer Austria. During World War II he volunteered to join the SS-VT and was posted to the 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. He was awarded the German Cross in Gold and the Close Combat Clasp in Silver during September 1943. As the commander of the 6th Squadron, 16th SS Cavalry Regiment he was awarded the Knight's Cross on 9 February, just before being killed in action near Budapest on the 12 February 1945.

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Mitcham, Samuel W (2007). Retreat to the Reich : the German defeat in France, 1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3384-7. 
  • Mitcham, Samuel W (2007). The German Defeat in the East, 1944–45. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3371-7.