PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Holste, Rudolf
Date of birth: April 9th, 1897 (Oldendorf/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:  December 4th, 1970 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Rudolf Holste was a POW form May 9th, 1945 until 1947.

Career:
?: Artillerie-Regiment 73;
?: 14. Panzergrenadier-Division;
?: Führer 4. Kavallerie-Brigade;
19th April 1945: Kommandeur (m.F.b.) XXXXI.Panzer-Korps.
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: September 19th, 1939
Details: Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 24th July 1915.
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: October 14th, 1939
Details: Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 16th November 1917.
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit: Artillerie-Regiment 73 / 1. Panzer-Division
Awarded on: December 24th, 1941
Details: Award 40/8.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 73. / 1. Panzer-Division / XXXXVI.Panzer-Korps / 9.Armee/ Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on: April 6th, 1942
Details: 958th Award.
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: August 8th, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Führer 4. Kavallerie-Brigade / Kavallerie-Korps / 2. Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on: August 27th, 1944
Details: 561st Award.
 
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Picture source:   - Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum
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