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Rolf Rocholl

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Name  Rolf Rocholl
Rank  Hauptmann
Years of service  1936–43
Service/branch  German Army
Born  2 December 1918 Berlin, Germany (1918-12-02)
Commands held  III./Grenadier-Regiment 569
Battles/wars  World War II Invasion of Poland Battle of France North African Campaign Operation Battleaxe Operation Crusader Battle of Gazala First Battle of El Alamein Second Battle of El Alamein Eastern Front
Died  August 23, 1943, Izium, Ukraine
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  Invasion of Poland, Battle of France

Rolf Rocholl (2 December 1918 – 23 August 1943) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Rolf Rocholl was killed on 23 August 1943 near Izium, Ukraine. He was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 31 August 1943.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class (16 October 1939)
  • 1st Class (11 November 1940)
  • Panzer Badge in Silver
  • German Cross in Gold on 25 March 1942 as Oberleutnant in Panzer-Regiment 5
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 28 July 1942 as Oberleutnant and leader of the 2./Panzer-Regiment 5
  • 287th Oak Leaves on 31 August 1943 as Hauptmann and commander of the III./Grenadier-Regiment 569
  • Armelband Afrika
  • References

    Rolf Rocholl Wikipedia


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