|Born||31 December 1916|
|Died||23 July 1943(aged 26)|
|Place of birth||Ebensfeld|
|Place of death||Krimskaja, Russia|
|Years of service||1936–1943|
|Commands held||III./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 201|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Rudolf Behr (31 December 1916 – 23 July 1943) was a highly decorated Major 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 Behr was killed on 23 July 1943 and was posthumously promoted to Major.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (28 May 1940)
- 1st Class (17 June 1940)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- in Silver
- Panzer Badge
- Eastern Front Medal
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 25 January 1943 as Hauptmann and commander of III./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 201
References[edit | edit source]
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 109.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [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]. Friedburg, 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.