Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels

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Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels
Bundesarchiv Bild 102-10920, Springreiter vor dem Reichspräsidentenpalais.jpg
Waldenfels (2nd from right)
Born (1895-09-23)23 September 1895
Ingolstadt
Died 14 August 1969(1969-08-14) (aged 73)
Rottach-Egern
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 6th Panzer Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels (4 December 1895 – 14 August 1969) was a German general (Generalleutnant) in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 6th Panzer Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 409.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 766.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Crisolli
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
21 August 1943 – 8 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Marcks
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Werner Marcks
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
21 February – 13 March 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Denkert
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walter Denkert
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
28 March 1944 – 23 November 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Friedrich-Wilhelm Jürgens
Preceded by
Oberst Friedrich-Wilhelm Jürgens
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
20 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
Unit Surrendered