Rudolf Peschel

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Rudolf Peschel
Born 21 April 1894
Died 30 June 1944(1944-06-30) (aged 50)
Vitebsk, Belarus
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1914–44
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 52nd Infantry Division
6th Luftwaffe Field Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rudolf Peschel (21 April 1894 – 30 June 1944) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Peschel was killed in action on 30 June 1944 during the Vitebsk–Orsha Offensive.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 273.

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. 
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