Wulf, Rudolf

Date of birth:
December 12th, 1905 (Elmshorn/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
November 14th, 1972 (Breitbrunn/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
March 1st,. 1928: Leutnant (1);
October 1st, 1931: Oberleutnant (6);
September 1st, 1935: Hauptmann (14);
December 1st, 1940: Major (39);
October 31st, 1942: Oberstleutnant mit RDA vom 1-4-1942 (645a);
x?: Oberst mit RDA vom 1-5-1943 (4a1);
March 1st, 1945: Generalmajor.

Career:
April 1st, 1924: Eintritt in die 14./Inf.Rgt. 6;
December 1st, 1927: in der 3./Inf.Rgt. 2;
May 1st, 1929: in der 10./Inf.Rgt. 2;
May 1st, 1931: in der 16./Inf.Rgt. 2;
May 1st, 1932: in der 15./Inf.Rgt. 2;
October 1st, 1932: Adjutant III./Inf.Rgt. 2;
October 1st, 1934: im III./Inf.Rgt. 23;
October 15th, 1935: Chef der 10./Inf.Rgt.23;
October 12th, 1937: Lehrer an der Kriegsschule München;
August 26th, 1939: Ordonnanzoffizier Stab 46. Inf.Div.;
January 15th, 1940: Lehrer bei den Generalstabslehrgängen;
April 7th, 1940: Führer-Reserve OKH;
May 14th, 1940: kdt. zur Infanterieschule;
May 12th, 1941: Kdr. III./Inf.Rgt. 89;
October 1st, 1942: Kdr. Gren.Rgt. 422;
December 1st, 1944: Führer-Reserve OKH;
February 13th, 1945: kdt. zum 17. Divisions-Führer-Lehrgang;
March 1st, 1945: mdFb 319. Inf.Div.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 6th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 10th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1942
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 7th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer, Infanterie-Regiment 422, 126. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 13th, 1942
Action:
Awarded the Knight's Cross for the successful storming of Koslowo on 29.10.1942, thus contributing majorly to the success of Operation Michael. At 17:00 that day Wulf's regiment immediately attacked and broke into the village after a preceding aerial bombardment. The hitherto fierce resistance quickly disintegrated and the city fell, with the result that the Soviet bridgehead on the east bank of the Lowatj river was unhinged.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 422, 126. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for his contributions during the defensive battles of Penna-Schlucht (south of Staraya Russia, 06.04-24.07.1943), the Ssinjawino Heights (07.-23.08.1943), Leningrad (27.08.1943-14.01.1944) and Pleskau (11.03.-14.07.1944).
Details:
556th award
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 422, 126. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

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