Adolf Raegener

Adolf Raegener

Adolf Raegener
Born (1895-02-17)17 February 1895
Kleinleinungen
Died 17 August 1983(1983-08-17) (aged 88)
Braunschweig
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 9
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Adolf Raegener (17 February 1895 – 17 August 1983) 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 with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Adolf Raegener was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was released in July of that year.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 284.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.
Bibliography
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  • 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.  
  • 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.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Adolf Raegener @ Axis Biographical Research at the Wayback Machine (archived November 17, 2010)