Erwin Rauch

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Erwin Rauch
Born (1889-10-19)19 October 1889
Died 26 February 1969(1969-02-26) (aged 79)
Kirchenlamitz[1]
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Erwin Rauch (19 October 1889 – 26 February 1969) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Rauch surrendered to the American troops in September 1944 after the fall of Brest.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Damerau, Helmut & Hausen, Wolfgang: Deutsches Soldatenjahrbuch 1996. Schild Verlag, 1996. ISBN 9783880141124. p.146
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 285.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Walter Lichel
Commander of 123. Infanterie-Division
6 August 1941 – 17 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Menny
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Menny
Commander of 123. Infanterie-Division
1 November 1943 – 15 January 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Louis Tronnier
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hermann Kruse
Commander of 343. Infanterie-Division
1 February 1944 – 19 September 1944
Succeeded by
None