Rudolf Wulf

Rudolf Wulf

Rudolf Wulf
Born 12 December 1905
Elmshorn
Died 14 November 1972(1972-11-14) (aged 66)
Breitbrunn
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1924–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 319. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Rudolf Wulf (12 December 1905 – 14 November 1972) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 319. Infanterie-Division on the island of Guernsey. 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 Wulf was captured by British troops on 9 May 1945 and was released in 1948.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 367.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.
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
  • Special Camp 11
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Rudolf Graf von Schmettow
Commander of 319. Infanterie-Division
27 February 1945 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
none