Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels

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Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels
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Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels (2nd from right)
Born (1895-09-23)23 September 1895
Ingolstadt
Died 14 August 1969(1969-08-14) (aged 73)
Rottach-Egern
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 6. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels[Note 1] (4 December 1895 – 14 August 1969) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 6. Panzer-Division. 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.

Awards and decorations

Footnotes

  1. Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.
  2. According to Scherzer as Oberstleutnant.[3]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thomas 1998, p. 409.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 353.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 766.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 70.

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>
  • 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Crisolli
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
21 August 1943 – 8 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Marcks
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Werner Marcks
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
21 February – 13 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Denkert
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter Denkert
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
28 March 1944 – 23 November 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Friedrich-Wilhelm Jürgens
Preceded by
Oberst Friedrich-Wilhelm Jürgens
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
20 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
Unit Surrendered