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Werner Rode
Born (1912-11-06)November 6, 1912
Died 2 November 2002(2002-11-02) (aged 89)
Place of birth Dortmund
Place of death Dortmund
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1945
1960–1970
Rank Oberstleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit 4. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Rode (6 November 1912 – 2 November 2002) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant 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. Werner Rode joined the Bundeswehr in 1960 and retired in 1970.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 293.
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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