Rudolf Peschel

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Rudolf Peschel
Born 21 April 1894
Straßburg im Elsaß
Died 30 June 1944(1944-06-30) (aged 50)
Vitebsk, Belarus
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1944
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 52. Infanterie-Division
6. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rudolf Peschel (21 April 1894 – 30 June 1944) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht 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. Rudolf Peschel was killed on 30 June 1944 during the Vitebsk–Orsha Offensive.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 273.
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. 
  • 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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generaloberst Dr. Lothar Rendulic
Commander of 52. Infanterie-Division
1 November 1942 – 5 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Albert Newiger
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rüdiger von Heyking
Commander of 6. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division
5 November 1943 – 30 June 1944
Succeeded by
None