Rolf Jäger

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Dr. med. Rolf Karl Ernst Jäger
Born (1912-11-01)1 November 1912
Klein Kunterstein
Died 6 January 1984(1984-01-06) (aged 71)
Hagen
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1935)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Oberstabsarzt
Unit Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Abteilung “Koch”
Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment 1
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dr. med. Rolf Karl Ernst Jäger[Note 1] (1 November 1912 – 6 January 1984) was a highly decorated Oberstabsarzt (military surgeon with the rank of major) in the Fallschirmjäger 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. Rolf Jäger was captured by British in May 1945 and was held until January 1947.

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  1. ^ In German a Doctor of Medicine is abbreviated as Dr. med. (Doctor medicinae).

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Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas and Wegmann 1986, p. 124.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 199.
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. 
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knights of the Wehrmacht Knight's Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military. ISBN 978-0-88740-749-9. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part II: Paratroopers] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8. 

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