Erhard Mösslacher

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Erhard Mösslacher
Born (1921-06-16)June 16, 1921
Died 12 February 1945(1945-02-12) (aged 23)
Place of birth Weißbach bei Lofer, Austria
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg  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 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.


Further reading

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
  • Mitcham Samuel, The German Defeat in the East, 1944-45,Stackpole Books, 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3371-8
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