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Rodt, Eberhard

Date of birth:
December 4th, 1895 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
December 14th, 1979 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Finally became Generalleutnant. Eberhard Rodt was buried in Ansbach, Bavaria.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1940
Action:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on July 30th 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1940
Action:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class August 10th 1918.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Aufklärungs-Abteilung 25 / 56.Infanterie-Division / IX.Armee-Korps / 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
June 25th, 1940
Details:
98th Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Schützen-Brigade 22, 22. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1942
Details:
Award 166/2
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 25th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 13th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 15.Panzer-Grenadier-Division / II.Fallschirm-Korps / Fallschirm-Armee / Heeresgruppe Nordwest
Awarded on:
April 28th, 1945
Details:
847th Award.
The 843rd Award was the last official numbered Eichenlaub during Ww2. The number given to Eberhard Rodt is based on the award date.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer/Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
    - Pop-up grave: Norbert Beyerlein
  • - PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
    - 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
    - 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

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