Rahlenbeck, Robert

Date of birth:
April 12th, 1923 (Arnsberg/Westernphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
December 2nd, 2008 (Emsdetten/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Robert Rahlenbeck was born in Arnsberg on April 12th, 1923. In April 1942 he enlisted in the Werhmacht and served with the Jäger-Regiment 38. In August 1943, Rahlenbeck and his unit fought in the Demjansk area, south of Staraja Russa, near Penna.

He died on December 2nd, 2008.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter
Unit:
Richtschütze 16. / Jäger-Regiment 38 / 8.Jäger-Division
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1943
Action:
Robert Rahlenbeck was awarded his Knight’s Cross for capturing a Soviet T-34 and then burying it as a fortified gun position, where he destroyed 23 other Soviet T-34's
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo: Willi Schumacher collection
  • - 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
    - Ritterkreuz Archiv I/2009, Veit Scherzer, Ranis, März 2009, ISSN 1866-4709
    - Die Ritterkreuztraeger der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS

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