Rudolf Konrad

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Rudolf Konrad
Born 7 March 1891
Kulmbach
Died 10 June 1964(1964-06-10) (aged 73)
Munich
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–45
Rank General der Gebirgstruppe
Commands held 7. Gebirgs-Division
XXXXIX. Gebirgs-Armeekorps
LXVIII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rudolf Karl Peter Georg Konrad (7 March 1891 – 10 June 1964) was a highly decorated General der Gebirgstruppe in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several corps. 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. Rudolf Konrad was captured in 1945 and was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
Monday, 27 July 1942 Bei der Erstürmung der Stadt Bataisk haben sich der Kommandierende General eines Armeekorps, General der Gebirgstruppen Konrad, und der Kommandeur einer Infanteriedivision, Generalleutnant Schneckenburger, besonders ausgezeichnet. Sie haben unter persönlichem Einsatz an der Spitze der angreifenden Truppen am 26. Juli die Stadt gestürmt.[3] In the assault of the city Bataisk, the commanding general of an army corps, General of the Mountain Troops Konrad, and the commander of an infantry division Lieutenant General Schneckenburger, have particularly distinguished themselves. They have under personal risk, at the head of the attacking troops, stormed the city on 26 July.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 220.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 245.
  3. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, pp. 220–221.
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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, 1. Januar 1942 bis 31. Dezember 1943 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 2, 1 January 1942 to 31 December 1943] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Previously 99 Light Infantry Division
Commander of 7. Gebirgs-Division
1 November 1941 – 19 December 1941
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Weiß
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Ludwig Kübler
Commander of XXXXIX. Gebirgs-Armeekorps
19 December 1941 – 26 July 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Helge Auleb
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Helge Auleb
Commander of XXXXIX. Gebirgs-Armeekorps
15 August 1943 – 15 February 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Köchling
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Köchling
Commander of XXXXIX. Gebirgs-Armeekorps
15 March 1944 – 10 May 1944
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann