Erwin Rauch

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Erwin Rauch
Born (1889-10-19)19 October 1889
Berlin
Died 26 February 1969(1969-02-26) (aged 79)
Kirchenlamitz[1]
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–20
1934–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Erwin Rauch (19 October 1889 – 26 February 1969) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Erwin Rauch was captured by American troops in September 1944 after the fall of Brest.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Damerau, Helmut & Hausen, Wolfgang: Deutsches Soldatenjahrbuch 1996. Schild Verlag, 1996. ISBN 9783880141124. p.146
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 285.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Walter Lichel
Commander of 123. Infanterie-Division
6 August 1941 – 17 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Menny
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Menny
Commander of 123. Infanterie-Division
1 November 1943 – 15 January 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Louis Tronnier
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hermann Kruse
Commander of 343. Infanterie-Division
1 February 1944 – 19 September 1944
Succeeded by
None