- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
- Chef, 11. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98, 1. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- January 30th, 1943
On 28.10.1942 the German Gruppe Lawall (based on the Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98) managed to occupy the 1036 metre high Ssemaschcho mountain in the West Caucasus. Shortly afterwards, at the start of November, the Soviets launched their own attack against the mountain from both sides with the 9th and 10th Rifle Brigades. Their aim was to encircle and then take control of the peak. But due to a surprise flank attack launched by Oberleutnant Rall the Soviets were unable to accomplish their objective. Rall was recognized for his deed here by the award of the Knight’s Cross.