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Rolf Bering

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Commands held  Fahnrichs-Regiment 1
Service/branch  German Army
Years of service  1934–45
Name  Rolf Bering
Rank  Major
Born  20 June 1912 Bochum (1912-06-20)
Battles/wars  World War II Battle of France Eastern Front
Died  August 2, 1993, Bochum, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Battle of France, Eastern Front, World War II

Rolf Bering (20 June 1912 – 2 August 1993) 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. Rolf Bering was captured by American troops in early May 1945 and was released later that month.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class
  • 1st Class
  • Wound Badge (1939)
  • in Black
  • in Silver
  • in Gold
  • West Wall Medal
  • Infantry Assault Badge
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • Panzer Badge
  • Honour Roll Clasp of the Army
  • German Cross in Gold on 26 December 1941 as Oberleutnant in the 2./Artillerie-Regiment 76
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 11 March 1945 as Major and leader of the Fahnrichs-Regiment 1 of the Division "Markisch Friedland"
  • References

    Rolf Bering Wikipedia


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