Rhein, Joseph

Date of birth:
May 8th, 1917 (Duisburg/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
February 15th, 2005 (Linz/Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Joseph Rhein finally reached the ranks of Major during the Second World War and served from 3rd December 1956 until 30th September 1975 with the Bundeswehr.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Grenadier-Regiment 530
Awarded on:
April 21st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Grenadier-Regiment 530
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Grenadier-Regiment 530
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

Sources

  • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Beyerlein-sammlung
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Ehrenblatt des Deutschen Heeres dd. 17 Februar 1944

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