Werner von Blomberg
Werner von Blomberg
Basic Information
Born September 2, 1878
Stargard, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died March 14, 1946 (aged 67)
Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Buried at cremated and interred in Bad Wiessee
Spouse Charlotte Hellmich
Military Information
Allegiance German Empire German Empire
Weimar Republic Weimar Republic
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
branch 1903-1918 War Ensign Imperial Army (09-19)
Reichswehr Defense Army (19-35)
1935-1945 War Ensign German Army (35-38)
Years of Service 1897-1938
(40Y, 10M, 23D)
Rank Generalfeldmarschall

Werner Eduard Fritz von Blomberg (September 2, 1878 – March 14, 1946)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-1 2nd Lieutenant (Germany) Leutnant Infanterie March 13, 1897
O-2 1st Lieutenant (Germany) Oberleutnant Infanterie May 18, 1907
O-3 Captain (Germany) Hauptmann Infanterie March 20, 1911
O-4 Major (Germany) Major Infanterie March 22, 1916
O-5 Lt. Colonel (Germany) Oberstleutnant Infanterie December 18, 1920
O-6 Colonel (Germany) Oberst Infanterie April 1, 1925
O-7 Major General (Germany) Generalmajor Infanterie April 1, 1928
O-8 Lieutenant General (Germany) Generalleutnant Infanterie October 1, 1929
O-9 General of... (Germany) General der
Infanterie January 30, 1933
O-10 Colonel General (Germany) Generaloberst Infanterie August 31, 1933
O-11 Field Marshal (Germany) Generalfeldmarschall Infanterie April 20, 1936

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Ribbon Name Class Country Issue
Iron Cross, 1813 Iron Cross, 1914 First class Kingdom of Prussia 1914, 14
House Order of Hohenzollern House Order of Hohenzollern Kingdom of Prussia 7/10/1916
Order of the Crown of Prussia Order of the Crown of Prussia Fourth class Kingdom of Prussia
Military Merit Order (Bavaria) Military Merit Order Fourth class Kingdom of Bavaria
Albert Order (Saxony) Albert Order First class Kingdom of Saxony
Friedrich August Medal (Saxony) Friedrich August Medal First class Kingdom of Saxony
Grand Ducal Hessian Order of Merit Order of Merit Grand Duchy of Hesse
Hanseatic Cross (Bremen) Hanseatic Cross Hanseatic City of Bremen
War Merit Cross (Lippe) War Merit Cross Principality of Lippe
Cross for Loyal Service (Schaumburg-Lippe) Cross for Faithful Service Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe 1914


Ribbon Name Class Country Issue
Cross of Honor (Germany) Cross of Honor Combatant Germany
Heer Long Service Award, III & I Class Heer Long Service Award First class Germany
Heer Long Service Award, IV & II Class Heer Long Service Award Fourth class Germany
Pour le Mérite Golden NSDAP
Party Badge
Wound Badge,
Pilot and
observer badge
Pour le Mérite1
NSDAP Party Badge (Gold)
Wound Badge, 1918
Pilot and observer badge


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