Josef Rauch

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Josef Rauch[1]
Bundesarchiv Bild-146-2008-0142, Josef Rauch.jpg
Born (1902-02-27)February 27, 1902
Died August 14, 1984(1984-08-14) (aged 82)
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service -1945
Rank Oberst
Unit Commander of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 192[2]
Commands held 123rd Infantry Division[1]
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 8 August 1944

Josef Rauch[3] (Feb 27, 1902 – Aug. 14, 1984)[4] was a German Colonel during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. At the end of the war he surrendered to the Russians and became a prisoner of war until 1955.[4]

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Notes

  1. ^ a b http://www.wwiihistorycenter.org/germanmilitarypersonnelr.htm
  2. ^ * Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [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.  p. 350-20
  3. ^ http://books.google.ae/books?id=5bkGvRnFzyUC&pg=PA75&dq=Josef+Rauch+colonel&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Vf2mT62eJcq8rAes48nNAQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=Josef%20Rauch%20colonel&f=false
  4. ^ a b http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=67886

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [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. 
  • 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.