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Eberhard Rodt
Born (1895-12-04)4 December 1895
Died 14 December 1979(1979-12-14) (aged 84)
Place of birth Munich
Place of death Munich
Buried at Ansbach
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 22. Panzer-Division
15. Panzergrenadier-Division

World War I
World War II

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

Eberhard Rodt (4 December 1895 – 14 December 1979) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who command several divisions. 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


  1. The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.[3]


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 293.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 102–111.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hellmut von der Chevallerie
Commander of 22. Panzer-Division
1 November 1942 – 3 March 1943
Succeeded by
Unit disbanded
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Willibald Borowietz
Commander of 15. Panzergrenadier-Division
1 July 1943 – October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Ernst-Günther Baade

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