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Lehmann, Rudolf (Waffen-SS)

Date of birth:
January 30th, 1914 (Heidelberg/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
September 17th, 1983 (Ettlingen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
Unit:
SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Ia, 1. SS-Panzer-Division "Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Standartenführer (Colonel)
Unit:
Führer, 2. SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1945
Details:
862nd Award.
Dietrich award. No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was unlawfully presented by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich. The date is taken from the announcement made by the 6. SS-Panzerarmee. The sequential number "862" was assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR). Lehmann was member of the AKCR.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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