Loeffler, Rudolf

Date of birth:
September 30th, 1917 (Calbe/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
July 21st, 1943 (Werchopenje, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Rudolf Loeffler was born on September 30th, 1917 as the son of Oberregierungsrates Felix Loeffler. He was killed in action at Werchopenje, southeast of Orel, on July 21st, 1942. At that moment he served as Generalstabsoffizier with the rank of Major im Generalstab.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
10. / Infanterie-Regiment 70 / 111. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 18th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Chef 10. / Infanterie-Regiment 70 / 111. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for his actions in mid-1942 during the German summer offensive. With a Vorausabteilung of his 111. Infanterie-Division he managed to penetrate deep into the enemy’s defense east of Malo Nikolayevka (NW of Rostov), capture a commanding height and then hold it against all enemy counterattacks.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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