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Rudolf Altstadt
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Born (1914-01-16)16 January 1914
Died 27 May 1974(1974-05-27) (aged 60)
Place of birth Offenbach am Main
Place of death Bad Langenbrücken
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1938
1939–1945
Rank Major der Reserves
Commands held 1. / Grenadier-Regiment 380
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rudolf Altstadt (16 January 1914 – 27 May 1974) was a highly decorated Major der Reserves 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. Rudolf Altstadt was captured by American troops in April 1945 and is released a month later.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 99.
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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