Tittel, Rolf

Date of birth:
September 26th, 1920 (Frankenberg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 4th, 1989
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 13th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
11. / Grenadier-Regiment 31
Awarded on:
April 7th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 3. / Grenadier-Regiment 31
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1944
Action:
On 27.07.1944 Tittel and his platoon came under attack in their positions near Brokovska (situated on the Dubna river, Latvia). Their attackers came in battalion strength, supported by 3 tanks and a platoon of 8 cm mortars. Despite this disparity of forces Tittel and his platoon fought hard in bitter close combat, and drove off the enemy with high losses. For his outstanding leadership this day Tittel received the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer 6. / Grenadier-Regiment 31
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Received in 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher collection
  • - THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 1998.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Dörr M., Die träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer- Luftwaffe- Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Biblio Verlag Bisendorf, 2006.

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