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Hertel, Rüdiger

Date of birth:
August 26th, 1919 (Bromberg/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
August 27th, 1995 (Bergneustadt/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer 11. / Schützen-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer Division
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer 3. / Schützen-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer Division
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kompaniechef 3. / Schützen-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant I. / Schützen-Regiments 33 / 4.Panzer Division
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptman (Captain)
Unit:
Adjutant I. / Schützen-Regiments 33 / 4.Panzer Division
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Adjutant Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Stab / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
July 7th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Marcel Gillen
  • - 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
    - 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
    - Berger, F., Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold, Selbstverlag Florian Berger, Wien, Österreich, 2004
    - Dörr M., Die träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer- Luftwaffe- Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Biblio Verlag Bisendorf, 2006
    - Scheibert H., Die Träger Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und der Waffen-SS, Podzun-Pallas-Verlag, 1986, ISBN 978-3790902839
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945

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