Rudolf Haen

Rudolf Haen

Rudolf Haen
Born 12 March 1915
Stuttgart
Died 9 May 1945(1945-05-09) (aged 30)
Bad Kissingen
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held Panzer-Abteilung 103
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Rudolf Haen (12 March 1915 – 9 May 1945) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the Panzer-Abteilung 103. 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 recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Haen was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was shot without trial.

Contents

  • Awards 1
  • References 2
    • Citations 2.1
    • Bibliography 2.2
  • External links 3

Awards

References

Citations

  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 236.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 158.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 359.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 210.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 89.

Bibliography

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  • 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.  
  • 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 (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com