Werner Wolff, the battle-tested adjutant to Joachim Peiper (Third Armored SS Armored Grenadier Regiment 2 “LAH”), took over a leaderless company, following the wounding of its commander, and stopped a massive enemy tank attack in which thirty Soviet tanks were destroyed in close combat during Operation Zitadelle. Wolff destroyed one tank with hand held explosives and refused to give ground to the Soviet attack.
For this he was decorated with the Knight’s Cross on 7 August 1943. Wolff fell in March 1945 near Inota, Hungary, as commander of the 7th Company, SS Armored Regiment 1 “LAH”.

Werner Wolff, the battle-tested adjutant to Joachim Peiper (Third Armored SS Armored Grenadier Regiment 2 “LAH”), took over a leaderless company, following the wounding of its commander, and stopped a massive enemy tank attack in which thirty Soviet tanks were destroyed in close combat during Operation Zitadelle. Wolff destroyed one tank with hand held explosives and refused to give ground to the Soviet attack.

For this he was decorated with the Knight’s Cross on 7 August 1943. Wolff fell in March 1945 near Inota, Hungary, as commander of the 7th Company, SS Armored Regiment 1 “LAH”.

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