Rudolf Schlee

Rudolf Schlee

Rudolf Schlee
Born (1913-11-10)10 November 1913
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Died 19 June 1979(1979-06-19) (aged 65)
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Hauptmann
Unit Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 13
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Rudolf Schlee (10 November 1913 – 19 June 1979) was a highly decorated Hauptmann 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. Rudolf Schlee was captured by Soviet forces in April 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 259.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 307.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 59.
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