Rudolf Altstadt

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Rudolf Altstadt
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Born (1914-01-16)16 January 1914
Offenbach am Main
Died 27 May 1974(1974-05-27) (aged 60)
Bad Langenbrücken
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–38
1939–45
Rank Major of the Reserves
Commands held 1./Grenadier-Regiment 380
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rudolf Altstadt (16 January 1914 – 27 May 1974) was a highly decorated Major of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Rudolf Altstadt was captured by American troops in April 1945 and was released a month later.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Thomas & Wegmann 1987, p. 51.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 99.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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