Neubert, Rudolf

Date of birth:
September 8th, 1914 (Böhlen/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
April 19th, 1995 (Murnau/BAvaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Oberleutnant;
?: Hauptmann;
?: Major;
?: Oberstleutnant;
?: Oberst (Bundeswehr).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 7th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
10. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 32, 24. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 10th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 32, 24. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 29th, 1944
Action:
On the 31.01.1944, south of Wyriza (near Saoserje), the Soviets managed to block the retreat route of a Kampfgruppe belonging to the 24. Infanterie-Division with strong forces. Hauptmann Neubert and his Bataillon (minus the 8. Kompanie) had the mission to reopen the road no matter what. Neubert realized, however, that it was necessary to do something other than a frontal attack to achieve victory. He decided to lead his men through the snow covered swamplands without being detected, and then launched an attack into the rear of the enemy. Position after position fell. After clearing the blocking position he then turned his battalion around and continued to advance until contact was made with the neighbouring unit.

By this action Neubert opened up the way to Saoserje for his Kampfgruppe, and was for this action decorated with the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 7th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 31, 24. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1945
Action:
On the 03.03.1945 the Grenadier-Regiment 31 found itself fighting in Courland, near Lielblidiene. In the following days the enemy fought to break through across the road leading east from Frauenburg. The Soviet 5th Tank Corps managed to break-in at the seam between the 19. lettische SS-Division and the 24. Infanterie-Division. The massive gap that formed here in the forests NW of Molkerei Lielblidiene, which was of great danger to the German defense, was however closed by reinforcements under the command of Oberstleutnant Neubert after hard fighting. For his actions here, which were of great tactical significance, Neubert would receive the Oakleaves to his Knight’s Cross.
Details:
817th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 1st, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht

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