Gersdorff, Freiherr von, Rudolf-Christoph

Date of birth:
March 27th, 1905 (Lüben/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
January 26th, 1980 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
July 1st, 1924: Fahnenjunker-Gefreiter;
November 1st, 1924: Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier;
October 1st, 1925: Fähnrich;
August 1st, 1926: Oberfähnrich;
December 1st, 1926: Leutnant;
February 1st, 1929: Oberleutnant;
November 1st, 1934: Rittmeister;
April 20th, 1940: Hauptmann;
June 1st, 1940: Major;
March 1st, 1942: Oberstleutnant;
January 1st, 1943: Oberst (107);
January 30th, 1945: Generalmajor.

Career:
August 26th, 1939: 03 14. Armee;
October 30th, 1939: Ic XII. A.K.;
May 6th, 1940: Ia 86. Inf.Div.;
April 20th, 1941: Ic Heeresgruppe B;
June 22nd, 1941: Ic Heeresgruppe Mitte;
September 18th, 1943: Führer-Reserve OKH;
February 1st, 1944: Chef d.Gen.Stabes LXXXII. A.K.;
July 29th, 1944: Chef d.Gen.Stabes 7. Armee.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst im Generalstab (Colonel to the General Staff)
Unit:
Ic, Heeresgruppe Mitte, Heer
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst im Generalstab (Colonel to the General Staff)
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabes, 7. Armee, Heer
Awarded on:
August 26th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 28th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 20 juli 1944 in Schwarz

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