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Roman, Freiherr von, Rudolf

Date of birth:
November 19th, 1893 (Bayreuth/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
February 18th, 1970 (Schernau-Dettelbach/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1st August 1912: Fahnenjunker;
1st August 1914: Leutnant (Patent 30th October 1912);
?: Oberleutnant;
?: Hauptmann;
?: Major;
1st August 1936: Oberstleutnant;
1st March 1939: Oberst;
1st September 1941: Generalmajor;
1st October 1942: Generalleutnant;
1st November 1942: General der Artillerie.

Career:
1st August 1912: Entered service as Fahnenjunker;
1st August 1914: Commissioned/assigned to bayr.6.Feld-Artillerie-Regiment;
1st January 1937: Assigned to OKH;
1st September 1939: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 10;
23rd September 1939: Assigned to OKH;
17th November 1939: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 17;
15th November 1940: Arko 3;
1st December 1941: Kommandeur 35.Infanterie-Division;
10th September 1942 - April 1945: Kommandierender General XX.Armee-Korps.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 5th September 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 14th August 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Artillerie-Kommandeur 3
Awarded on:
December 19th, 1941
Details:
Award 33/21.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 35.Infanterie-Division / V.Armee-Korps / 4.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
February 19th, 1942
Details:
877th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Artillerie
Unit:
Kommandierender General XX.Armee-Korps / 2.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1943
Details:
313th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - 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
    - 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
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945

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