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Holste, Rudolf

Date of birth:
April 9th, 1897 (Oldendorf/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:
December 4th, 1970 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Rudolf Holste was a POW form May 9th, 1945 until 1947.

Career:
?: Artillerie-Regiment 73;
?: 14. Panzergrenadier-Division;
?: Führer 4. Kavallerie-Brigade;
19th April 1945: Kommandeur (m.F.b.) XXXXI.Panzer-Korps.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 24th July 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 16th November 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Artillerie-Regiment 73 / 1. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1941
Details:
Award 40/8.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 73. / 1. Panzer-Division / XXXXVI.Panzer-Korps / 9.Armee/ Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1942
Details:
958th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Führer 4. Kavallerie-Brigade / Kavallerie-Korps / 2. Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1944
Details:
561st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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