Rudolf Flinzer

Rudolf Flinzer

Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Flinzer
Born 9 November 1889
Died 17 June 1976(1976-06-17) (aged 86)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1919)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–19
Rank Oberst der Reserve
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 317

World War I
World War II

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

Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Flinzer[Notes 1] (9 November 1889 – 17 June 1976) was a highly decorated Oberst der Reserve 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.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ In German a Doctorate in engineering is abbreviated as Dr.-Ing. (Doctor-Ingenieur).


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 170.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 153.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 74.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht