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Ernst Johann Rupp
Born (1892-01-13)January 13, 1892
Died 30 May 1943(1943-05-30) (aged 51)
Place of birth Landshut
Place of death Krymsk, Russia
Buried at Simferopol, Ukraine
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–1943
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 97. Jäger-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ernst Johann Rupp (13 January 1892 – 30 May 1943) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 97. Jäger-Division. 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. Ernst Rupp was killed on 30 May 1943, near Krymsk, Russia during the defense of the Kuban bridgehead.

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References[]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 299.
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
General der Artillerie Maximilian Fretter-Pico
Commander of 97. Jäger-Division
1 January 1942 – 30 May 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Friedrich-Wilhelm Otte

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