Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels

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Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels
Bundesarchiv Bild 102-10920, Springreiter vor dem Reichspräsidentenpalais.jpg
Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels (2nd from right)
Born (1895-09-23)23 September 1895
Ingolstadt
Died 14 August 1969(1969-08-14) (aged 73)
Rottach-Egern
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 6. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels[Note 1] (4 December 1895 – 14 August 1969) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 6. Panzer-Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.
  2. ^ According to Scherzer as Oberstleutnant.[3]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 409.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 353.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 766.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 70.
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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Crisolli
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
21 August 1943 – 8 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Marcks
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Werner Marcks
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
21 February – 13 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Denkert
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter Denkert
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
28 March 1944 – 23 November 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Friedrich-Wilhelm Jürgens
Preceded by
Oberst Friedrich-Wilhelm Jürgens
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
20 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
Unit Surrendered