Mager, Rolf

Date of birth:
December 1st, 1917 (Königstein/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
January 1st, 1945 (Bogheim, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Königswinter - Ittenbach
Plot: D. Row: 9. Grave: 174.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
1938: Leutnant;
August 1st, 1941: Oberleutnant;
?: Hauptmann;
?: Major.

Career:
October 1st, 1936: Luft-Nachrichten Ersatz-Bataillon II/14, Gütersloh;
August 1st, 1938: Luftgau-Nachrichten-Regiment 13;
January 1st, 1941: Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1;
January 1944: mit den Führung beauftragd II. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6;
May 1st, 1944: Kommandeur II. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1, 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 17th, 1941
Action:
Awarde for action near Heraklion, Crete.
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6, 2. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1944
Details:
Date known through Bekantgabe Luftwaffe-Verordnungsblatt.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6, 2. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 31st, 1944
Action:
The following press article, dated 04.12.1944, describes how Rolf Mager received the Knight’s Cross…

“Hauptmann Mager, Battalion commander in a Fallschirmjäger-Regiment, has through prudent and energetic intervention halted a strong enemy armoured attack against his Battalion and thereafter continued to hold the position against further enemy attacks. The commander and his men let the tanks roll over their foxholes and then threw back the enemy infantry which followed them. In the following night Hauptmann Mager - supported by a Sturmgeschütz Abteilung - conducted a counterattack with one of his Kompanien. He accompanied his troops as they charged into the enemy and thereafter, with the rest of his Battalion, created a new defensive front to the north of the lost village of B. under the most difficult conditions imaginable. By this he prevented the intended enemy breakthrough along the main road to T. For this decisive act the Führer awarded the Knight’s Cross to Hauptmann Mager.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6, 2. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Gold

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