Bangerskis, Rudolfs

    Date of birth:
    July 21st, 1878 (Taurupe, Russian Empire)
    Date of death:
    February 25th, 1958 (Oldenburg/Nedersaksen, West Germany)
    Buried on:
    Brothers' Cemetery Riga
    Nationality:
    Latvian (1918-1940, Republic)

    Biography

    Rudolf Bnagerskis was a Latvian general, SS-Gruppenführer und Genealleutnant in the Waffen-SS and general inspector of the 'Lettischen Legion'.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 10th, 1914
    Action:
    “for achievements in battle”
    Details:
    With swords
    Order of St. Vladimir 4th Class
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Awarded on:
    January 1917
    Action:
    For action during the Christmas Battles of 1916
    Saint George Sword
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Awarded on:
    November 1917
    Action:
    For leadership of his regiment in combat during a reconnaissance action on 02.11.1917
    Cross of St. George IV class
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Gruppenführer / Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS (Major-general)
    Unit:
    Generalinspektor der Lettischen Legion
    Awarded on:
    1943
    Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Gruppenführer / Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS (Major-general)
    Unit:
    Generalinspektor der Lettischen Legion
    Awarded on:
    July 15th, 1944
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    SS-Gruppenführer / Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS (Major-general)
    Unit:
    Generalinspektor der Lettischen Legion
    Awarded on:
    July 19th, 1944
    Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse mit Schwertern
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Details:
    With swords
    Order of St. Stanislaus III class
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Details:
    With swords
    Order of St. Stanislaus II class
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Details:
    With swords
    Order of St. Anna III class
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Details:
    With swords
    Order of St. Anna II class
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Details:
    With swords
    Order of St. Vladimir 3rd Class
    Lietuvos didziojo kunigaikseio Gedimino ordino Didysis kryzius
    Nepriklausomybes Medalis (1928)
    Lacplesa Kara ordenis III skiras
    Triju Zvaigznu ordinas Kommandieris
    Triju Zvaigznu ordinas Lielvirsnieks

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