PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Becker, Rudolf (Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66)
Date of birth: January 7th, 1923 (Königsborn/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:  October 13th, 1944 (Püspökladany, Hungarian)
Mentioned on:  German-Hungarian War Cemetery Budaörs
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
May 30th, 1942: Leutnant;
December 8th, 1943: Oberleutnant;
1944: Hauptmann (postuum).

Career:
October 25th, 1940: 1. / Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon (mot.) 66;
May 2nd, 1941: Gruppenführer 3. / Lehr-Infanterie-Regiment (mot.) 66;
May 28th, 1941: Gruppenführer 3. / Schützen-Regiment 66;
July 9th, 1941: Lazerett;
?: stellvertretender Gruppenführer Genesenden-Kompanie / Schützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 66;
December 7th, 1941: Gruppenführer Genesenden-Kompanie / Schützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 66;
?: Zugführer 1. / Schützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 66;
February 25th, 1942: 9. Offiziers-Anwärter-Lehrgang;
June 1st, 1942: Rekruten-Offizier/Zugführer;
July 2nd, 1942: Führer-Reserve Heeresgruppe A;
September 2nd, 1942: Ordonnanz-Offizier, Kommandant des Rückwärtigen Armeegebiets 531;
October 2nd, 1942: Adjutant Feldkommandantur 679;
November 4th, 1942: Ordonnanz-Offizier I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66;
December 3rd, 1942: Zugführer 3. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66;
January 26th, 1943: Zugführer 1. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66;
August 30th, 1943: m.d.F.b 1. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66;
?: Chef 1. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66.
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
Unit: Gruppenführer, 3. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Schützen-Regiments 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on: 1941
Action: Awarded for a wound received on July 9th, 1941.
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Zugführer, 3. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on: January 20th, 1943
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on: March 8th, 1943
 
     
ANERKENNUNGSURKUNDE DES OBERBEFEHLSHABERS DES HEERES
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on: August 7th, 1943
 
     
EHRENBLATTSPANGE DES HEERES UND WAFFEN-SS
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on: August 7th, 1943
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN BRONZE
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef, 1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on: October 1st, 1943
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef, 1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on: October 29th, 1943
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN SILBER
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef, 1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on: November 1st, 1943
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN GOLD
Rank: Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef, 1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on: February 15th, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit: Chef, 1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on: February 23rd, 1944
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
Information source(s):   - BERGER, F, Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold, Berger, Florian, Wien, 2004.
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