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Rolf Scherenberg
Born (1897-05-27)27 May 1897
Died 10 June 1961(1961-06-10) (aged 64)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Berlin
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–1920
1934–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 320. Volksgrenadier-Division
344. Infanterie-Division
371. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rolf Scherenberg (27 May 1897 – 10 June 1961) as a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Rolf Scherenberg was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and was held until October 1955.

Awards and decorations[]

References[]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 305.
Bibliography
  • 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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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Ludwig Kirschner
Commander of 320. Volksgrenadier-Division
14 February 1945 – 19 February 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Emmanuel von Kiliani
Preceded by
Generalmajor Georg Koßmala
Commander of 344. Infanterie-Division
28 February 1945 – 2 March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erwin Jollasse
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Hermann Niehoff
Commander of 371. Infanterie-Division
2 March 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None

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