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Rudolf Becker
Born (1923-01-07)7 January 1923
Died 13 October 1944(1944-10-13) (aged 21)
Place of birth Königsborn
Place of death Püspökladány, Hungary
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1940–1944
Rank Hauptmann
Unit Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rudolf Becker (7 January 1923 – 13 October 1944) was a highly decorated Hauptmann 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 and was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards. Rudolf Becker was killed 13 October 1944 near Püspökladány, Hungary.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Berger 2004, p. 26.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 31.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 108.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (2004). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold. Selbstverlag Florian Berger ISBN 3-9501307-3-X.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • 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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