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Rudolf Rusche
(27.12.1857 - 25.10.1938)
place of birth: 
 Dalbersdorf, Kreis Groß-Wartenburg, Silesia


S
erving as a brigade and division-level commander during the Great War, General Rusche was awarded the Pour le Merite for his exemplary leadership demonstrated in the autumn of 1918 in Flanders. He finished his war-time service in command of 3rd Reserve Division troops, overseeing that unit during demobilization. Rusche's son flew with the German Air Forces and was killed in action.




 
Assignments and Commands  (pre-War)
00.00.1879 Dragoner-Regiment ,,König Friedrich III (2. Schlesisches) Nr. 8 - Kreuzburg
00.00.1879 Leutnant
00.00.1895 Hauptmann
00.00.1895 Großer Generalstab - Berlin  (detached from regiment)
00.00.1898 Lithauisches Ulanen-Regiment Nr. 12 - Insterburg  (Sqd Cdr)
00.00.1900 1. Ostasiatisches Infanterie-Brigade: Boxeraufstand  (East Asian Expedition Corps, von Trotha's Chief of Staff) 
00.00.0000 Großer Generalsstab - Berlin
00.00.0000 13. Infanterie-Division - Münster  (general staff)
00.00.0000 XV. Armeekorps - Straßburg  (1.GSO on Hentschel von Gilgenheimb's staff)
00.00.1908 Großer Generalstab - Berlin  (Dept Chief)
03.03.1908 3. Badisches Dragoner-Regiment ,,Prinz Karl Nr. 22 - Mühlhausen iE  (Cdr)
20.07.1912 9. Kavallerie-Brigade - Glogau  (Cdr)
00.00.1914 Generalmajor
   
Assignments and Commands  (during Great War)
02.08.1914 9. Kavallerie-Brigade  =  5. Kavallerie-Division
13.08.1916 5. Kavallerie-Division     (replaced von Hofacker)
18.09.1916 Division ,,Rusche  =  Korps "Bernhardi" 
01.10.1916 92. Infanterie-Division     (formed from Division-Rusche)
22.04.1917 3. Reserve-Division     (replaced von Vietinghoff gen. Scheel)
22.02.1918 V. Armeekorps - Stellvertrender KG  (Eduard von Below's Deputy Cdr)
07.01.1919 verabschiedet
   
   
Pour le Merite:  4 November 1918
highest rank:  General





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