Rudolf Kolbeck

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Dr. med. dent. Rudolf Kolbeck
Born (1889-03-24)24 March 1889
Regensburg
Died 12 September 1965(1965-09-12) (aged 76)
Landsberg am Lech
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1918
1937–1945
Rank Oberst der Reserve
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 316
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

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

Dr. med. dent. Rudolf Kolbeck[Notes 1] (24 March 1889 – 12 September 1965) was an Oberst der Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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.

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  1. ^ In German a Doctor of Medical Dentistry is abbreviated as Dr. med. dent. (Doctor medicinae dentariae).

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Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 393.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 220.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.
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 (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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