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Rudolf Trittel
Born 18 June 1913
Died 18 May 1945(1945-05-18) (aged 31)
Place of birth Magdeburg, Germany
Place of death Kastrop-Vordingborg, Denmark
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Rank Oberstleutnant
Unit 24th Panzer Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Rudolf Trittel (18 June 1913 – 18 May 1945) was a German Oberstleutnant 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. He died on 18 May 1945 in a military hospital at Kastrop-Vordingborg, Denmark of wounds sustained on 26 March 1945 near Allenstein, present-day Olsztyn, Poland.

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1998, p. 393.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 751.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 426.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 100.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998) (in German). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z]. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 

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