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Stahel, Rainer Joseph Karl August

Date of birth:
January 15th, 1892 (Bielefeld/Westernphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
November 30th, 1955 (POW-camp Woikowo, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1941
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 12th October 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1941
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 24th March 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Flak-Regiment 99 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
January 18th, 1942
Details:
397th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Luftwaffe-Kampfgruppe (Stalingrad)
Awarded on:
January 4th, 1943
Details:
169th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 14th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandant Fester Platz Wilna
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1944
Details:
79th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - 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
    - Die träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eiserne Kreuz 1939 - 1945
    - Verleihungsurkunde Ritterkreuz dated 18th January 1942

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