Posted 17 December 2002 - 06:29 AM
Born: January 30th, 1914 in Heidelburg
Died: September 13th, 1983
Iron Cross 2nd Class: November 15, 1939
Iron Cross 1st Class: May 29, 1940
German Cross in Gold:November 2, 1943
Knights Cross:February 23, 1944
Oakleaves:May 6th, 1945
Rudolf Lehmann attended the 2nd class at the officers school in Bad Tölz starting in April 1935. Upon his graduation he was assigned as a Zugfürher with "Germania" until April 1939. During his tenure with "Germania", Lehmann became the commander of the Panzerspähzug (armored car platoon). He became Kompanie Chef of 14/Germania in April 1940 where he remained until transferring to the "Leibstandarte" in October 1940. Lehmann served as the Ordonnanzoffizier until August 1941 when he was hospitalized. After convalencing, he was given more training and then was assigned as Ia to LSSAH in early June 1942. Lehmann was considered as one of the best staff officers of the Waffen-SS, becoming Sepp Dietrich's primary advisors. After another stint in the hospital, Lehmann was recommended for the Knight's Cross by Theodor Wisch. His award of the Knight's cross stemmed from his leadership of a hastily assembled Kampfgruppe in the Zhitomir area during December 1943. In late 1944, Lehmann became the Chief of Staff for I.SS Panzer Korps and was under Sepp Dietrich. He remained at this position until March 1945, when he assumed command of "Das Reich" and led the Division through the difficult battles of Vienna and was awarded the Oakleaves for his leadership of DR. Wounded during the fighting in Austria, Lehmann spent the remainder of the war recovering from his injuries.
Posted 18 December 2002 - 12:37 AM
Maybe Timo knows something about him...
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Posted 18 December 2002 - 12:46 AM
R. Lehmann authored the multi-volume set on the 1st SS Panzer Division LSSAH through Munin Verlag in Germany......sorry to see that Munin is long gone....rats ! I have only the bild volume.
Posted 18 December 2002 - 12:55 AM
I got the books from ebay.de for about 15-20 euro's each! (Im Bild was about 35)
About Munin...I recently 'Got Mit Westland Im Osten' by Fritz Hahl, which is a 2000 Munin Verlag publication...I wondered if they were back in business..It seems they are, but no longer in Osnabruck but somewhere near Trier...
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From the southern Oregon diametric sphere we are 8 hours from the UK time zone and 9 hours from Deutschland......so for us somewhere in between......is there a between ?
Posted 18 December 2002 - 09:54 PM
Switzerland is 6 hrs differance too. I think Australia is 12 Hrs so i suppsed New Zealend is as well.
Jeeze--what is with my lousy spelling today--everytie I try to type in the word Differance--I misspell it.
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