|Born||17 February 1895|
|Died||17 August 1983(aged 88)|
|Place of birth||Kleinleinungen|
|Place of death||Braunschweig|
German Empire (to 1918)|
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||1914–1945|
|Commands held||Infanterie-Regiment 9|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
Adolf Raegener (17 February 1895 – 17 August 1983) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Adolf Raegener was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was released in July of that year.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class (5 June 1916)
- 1st Class (2 March 1917)
- Wound Badge (1914)
- in Black
- Baltic Cross
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin)
- 2nd Class
- Hanseatic Cross of the city of Hamburg
- Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern with Swords
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
- Memel Medal
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (1 October 1939)
- 1st Class (17 May 1940)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Silver
- Infantry Assault Badge
- Eastern Front Medal
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 284.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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.
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