Rundstedt, von, Gerd

Date of birth:
December 12th, 1875 (Aschersleben/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
February 24th, 1953 (Schloß Oppershausen(Celle)/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Graves Hannover-Stöcken
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general of Infantry)
Awarded on:
1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general of Infantry)
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1937
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Awarded on:
June 7th, 1938
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Cavaliere della Croce Grande
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Details:
1st Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 6th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1941
Details:
Royal Decree no. 2628, dated 19th September 1941.
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1941
Details:
Royal Decree no. 2628, dated 19th September 1941.
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 2
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber Heersgruppe West
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1942
Details:
Royal Decree no. 2550 dated 1 September 1942.
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber West
Awarded on:
July 1st, 1944
Details:
519th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber West
Awarded on:
February 18th, 1945
Details:
133rd Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Major
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945
    - Romanian Armed Forces in the Second World War