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Bünau, von, Rudolf (WH-General der Infanterie)

Date of birth:
August 19th, 1890 (Stuttgart/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
January 14th, 1962 (Kirchheim an der Teck/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 9th September 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 14th November 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 133 / 45.Infanterie-Division / 2.Armee
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1940
Details:
206th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1942
Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 73.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
January 23rd, 1943
Details:
Award 280/1.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1943
Medalia
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1943
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1944
Details:
On war ribbon, with swords and star.
Magyar Érdemrend Tisztikeresztje
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1944
Kubanschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie
Unit:
Kommandierende General XI.Armeekorps / 17.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
March 5th, 1945
Details:
766th 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

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