Rutkowski, Alfred

Date of birth:
December 28th, 1913 (Alt Kiwitten/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
September 16th, 1944 (near Lacisi, East Estonia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
Awarded in 1939, during the Polish campaign for military gallantry against the enemy.
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Gruppenführer Infanterie-Regiment 422 / 126. Infanterie-Division
Details:
Awarded in July 1941. Exact date unknown.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (Second-lieutenant)
Unit:
2. / Infanterie-Regiment 422 / 126. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (Lieutenant)
Unit:
Radfahr-Kompanien / Grenadier-Regiment 422 / 126. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
September 7th, 1943
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur Füsilier-Bataillon 126 / 126. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain)
Unit:
Führer Füsilier-Bataillon 126 / 126. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
1944
Details:
Awarded somewhere in the summer of 1944. Exact date unknown.
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Berger, F., Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold, Selbstverlag Florian Berger, Wien, Österreich, 2004
    - 126. Infanterie Division (Manns-World.de)