Rentschler, Emil Heinrich

Date of birth:
March 29th, 1912 (Schorndorf/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
December 28th, 1984 (Esslingen am Neckar/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 7th, 1943
Details:
2036th Award.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur III. / Grenadier-Regiment 537 / 387.lnfanterie-Regiment/ XXX.Armee-Korps / 1.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1943
Details:
2230th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 1093
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Grenadier-Regiment 1093
Awarded on:
December 7th, 1944
Details:
Award 666/88.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 1093
Awarded on:
March 14th, 1945
Details:
Not numbered awarding. The awarding is not by all recognized and verified.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Bender R.J., Breyette T., Tank Killers, RJ Bender Publications, 2000, ISBN 0-912138-83-1
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X

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