Rudolf Kolbeck

Rudolf Kolbeck

Dr. med. dent. Rudolf Kolbeck
Born (1889-03-24)24 March 1889
Died 12 September 1965(1965-09-12) (aged 76)
Landsberg am Lech
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–18
Rank Oberst der Reserve
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 316

World War I
World War II

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

Dr. med. dent. Rudolf Kolbeck[Notes 1] (24 March 1889 – 12 September 1965) was an Oberst der Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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 Doctor of Medical Dentistry is abbreviated as Dr. med. dent. (Doctor medicinae dentariae).


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 393.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 220.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuzraeger 1939-1945