PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Hertel, Rüdiger
Date of birth: August 26th, 1919 (Bromberg/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:  August 27th, 1995 (Bergneustadt/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:  German
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Zugführer 11. / Schützen-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer Division
Awarded on: May 25th, 1940
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Führer 3. / Schützen-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer Division
Awarded on: December 17th, 1940
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Kompaniechef 3. / Schützen-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: January 2nd, 1942
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN BRONZE
Rank: Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit: Adjutant I. / Schützen-Regiments 33 / 4.Panzer Division
Awarded on: May 10th, 1943
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN SILBER
Rank: Hauptman (Captain)
Unit: Adjutant I. / Schützen-Regiments 33 / 4.Panzer Division
Awarded on: August 10th, 1943
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN GOLD
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Adjutant Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: November 7th, 1943
 
     
EHRENBLATTSPANGE DES HEERES UND WAFFEN-SS
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Stab / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 33 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on: July 7th, 1944
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN GOLD
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Führer I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12
Awarded on: October 20th, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit: Führer I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 12
Awarded on: October 28th, 1944
 
     
PANZERKAMPFABZEICHEN (OHNE ZAHLEN)
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Marcel Gillen
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
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- Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
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