Rolf Wuthmann

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Rolf Wuthmann
Born 26 August 1893
Kassel, German Empire
Died 20 October 1977(1977-10-20) (aged 84)
Minden, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1912–45
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 295. Infanterie-Division
112. Infanterie-Division
IX Army Corps
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rolf Wuthmann (26 August 1893 – 20 October 1977) was a German general (General der Artillerie) in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the IX Army Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded by Nazi Germany to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Wuthmann surrendered to the Red Army in the course of the 1945 Soviet Zemland Offensive. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 368.

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. 
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Karl Gümbel
Commander of 295. Infanterie-Division
2 May 1942 - 16 November 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Dr. Otto Korfes
Preceded by
Generalmajor Albert Newiger
Commander of 112. Infanterie-Division
20 June 1943 - 3 September 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Theobald Lieb
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Heinrich Clößner
Commander of IX. Armeekorps
5 December 1943 - 20 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Hermann Hohn