Rolf Rocholl

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Rolf Rocholl
Born (1918-12-02)2 December 1918
Berlin, Germany
Died 23 August 1943(1943-08-23) (aged 24)
Izium, Ukraine
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–43
Rank Hauptmann
Commands held III./Grenadier-Regiment 569
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Rolf Rocholl (2 December 1918 – 23 August 1943) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Rolf Rocholl was killed on 23 August 1943 near Izium, Ukraine. He was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 31 August 1943.

Awards and decorations

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 214.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 381.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 293.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 62.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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