Rodenburg, Carl

Date of birth:
May 17th, 1894 (Geestemünde/Bremen, Germany)
Date of death:
November 5th, 1992 (Lübeck/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on April 25th 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on May 15th 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 203
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1942
Details:
Award 86/6
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 76.Infanterie-Division / VIII.Armee-Korps / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1942
Action:
Awarded for his leadership of the 76. Infanterie-Division during its battles between the Don and the Volga starting on the 24.08.1942. Here they held critical positions on the high ground south of Kotluban and were able to repel all the attacks of the Soviets, performing particularly well during the defensive actions on the 18. and 23.09.1942. In total the Division and its subordinated units succeeded in destroying 227 enemy tanks during these battles.
Details:
1247th Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 76.Infanterie-Division / VIII.Armee-Korps / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe Don
Awarded on:
January 31st, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for the brave conduct of his Division around Stalingrad in the time period 22-28.11.1942. during its battles northeast of Wertjatschij. It resulted in the prevention of a Soviet breakout towards the Don bridges at the SW bend of the river, which in turn enabled the XI. Armee- and XIV. Panzer-Korps to cross to the southern bank and continue the fight around Stalingrad.

Later on his troops further distinguished themselves on 18.01.1943, when the men of the Artillerie-Regiment 176 (by now serving in the infantry role) succeeded in storming the Soviet positions by the collective farm at Bol Rossoschka.
Details:
189th Award

Sources

  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 1998.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001

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