Rudolf Rennecke

Rudolf Rennecke

Rudolf Rennecke
Born (1915-06-19)19 June 1915
Leipzig
Died 3 March 1986(1986-03-03) (aged 70)
Bad Reichenhall
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–45
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held Fallschirmjäger-Regiments 1
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Rudolf Rennecke (19 June 1915 – 3 March 1986) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Fallschirmjäger 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

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f Thomas and Wegmann 1986, p. 230.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 374.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 289.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 77.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com