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Konrad, Rudolf

Date of birth:
March 7th, 1891 (Kulmbach/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
June 10th, 1964 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 9th, 1939
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1942
In the assault of the city Bataisk, the commanding general of an army corps, General of the Mountain Troops Konrad, and the commander of an infantry division Lieutenant General Schneckenburger, have particularly distinguished themselves. They have under personal risk, at the head of the attacking troops, stormed the city on 26 July.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Gebirgstruppen
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXXIX.Gebirgskorps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe A
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
The following press notice describes the justification for Konrad receiving the Knight’s Cross…

“General der Gebirgstruppe Rudolf Konrad has with his divisions amassed a major share in the breaking through the strong enemy defensive positions west of Rostov. Thereafter the Korps was used in the fighting south of Rostov, in order to take the city of Bataisk which was vital for the creation of a bridgehead south of the Don. Here General Konrad put himself at the head of his Kompanien, which were able to do their duties despite the difficult marshy terrain.”
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Gebirgstruppe
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXXIX.Gebirgskorps
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
June 11th, 1916
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1918
IV. Klasse des Militärverdienstordens
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1918
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)

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