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Rudolf Seitz
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Rudolf Seitz
Born (1919-10-11)October 11, 1919
Died November 14, 1994(1994-11-14) (aged 75)
Place of birth Charlottenthal, Weimar Germany
Place of death Stadlern, Schwandorf
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Untersturmführer
Unit 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Eastern Front Medal 1941/42

Rudolf Seitz (11 October 1919 – 14 November 1994) was a Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant) in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Rudolf Seitz, while an Unterscharführer (Sergeant), was awarded the Knight's Cross as a Gun Commander in the 4th SS Panzerjager (Tank Hunter) Battalion, 4th SS Polizei Division on the 24 October 1942.

After the war[edit | edit source]

Seitz died 14 November 1994 in Stadlern, Schwandorf, Germany.

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Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Williamson, Gordon. German Military Police Units 1939–45, Osprey Publishing, 1989. ISBN 0-85045-902-8
  • Huseman, Friedrich. In Good Faith: The History of 4. SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division: Volume 1, 1939-1943. J.J. Fedorowicz, 2003 ISBN 0-921991-74-6
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
  • Henschler Henri & Fay Will, Armor Battles of the Waffen-SS, 1943–1945 Stackpole Books, 2003. ISBN 0-8117-2905-2
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