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Rudolf Bacherer

Rudolf Bacherer
Born (1895-06-19)19 June 1895
Died 6 July 1964(1964-07-06) (aged 69)
Bad Krozingen
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1919)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–19
Rank Oberst der Reserve
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 234
Grenadier-Regiment 234
Infanterie-Regiment 1026
Grenadier-Regiment 1049

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Rudolf Bacherer (19 June 1895 – 6 July 1964) was a highly decorated Oberst der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II who held several regimental commands. 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.

In June 1944 Bacherer was commanding the 1049th Infantry Regiment on the [2] Bacherer was captured by American forces following the fall of Saint-Malo in 1944 and was held as a POW until 1947.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Samuel W. Mitcham Jr, Rommel's Last Battle: The Desert Fox and the Normandy Campaign, Jove Books, 1991, pp. 123-124
  2. ^ Mitcham, Rommel's Last Battle, p. 153
  3. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 13.
  4. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 20.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 102.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 73.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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