Field Marshal
Erwin J. E. Rommel
Erwin Rommel
Basic Information
Born November 15, 1891
Heidenheim, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire
Died October 14, 1944 (aged 52)
Herrlingen, Nazi Germany
Type of death Forced Suicide
Buried at Cemetery of Herrlingen
Spouse Lucia Maria Mollin
Alma Mater none
Military Information
Allegiance German Empire German Empire
Weimar Republic Weimar Republic
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
branch 1903-1918 War Ensign Imperial Army (12-19)
Reichswehr Defense Army (19-35)
1935-1945 War Ensign German Army (35-44)
Years of Service 1912-1944
Rank Field Marshal

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
Fähnrich July 19, 1910
O-1 100px Leutnant January 27, 1912
O-2 100px Oberleutnant September 18, 1915
O-3 Captain (Germany) Hauptmann October 18, 1918
O-4 105px Major October 10, 1933
O-5 105px Oberstleutnant March 1, 1935
O-6 105px Oberst August 1, 1937
O-7 Major General (Germany) Generalmajor August 1, 1939
O-8 Lieutenant General (Germany) Generalleutnant January 1, 1941
O-9 General of... (Germany) General der
July 1, 1941
O-10 Colonel General (Germany) Generaloberst January 30, 1942
O-11 Field Marshal (Germany) Generalfeldmarschall June 21, 1942

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Iron Cross, 1813 Iron Cross
Military Merit Order (Württemberg) Military Merit Order
Friedrich Order (Württemberg) Friedrich Order
Military Merit Order (Bavaria) Military Merit Order
Service/Campaign Decorations
Cross of Honor (Germany) Cross of Honor
Heer Long Service Award, IV & II Class Heer Long Service Award
Heer Long Service Award, IV & II Class Heer Long Service Award
Sudetenland Commemorative Medal Sudetenland Commemorative Medal
Return of Memel Commemorative Medal Memel Commemorative Medal
Foreign Decorations
Military Merit Cross (Austria-Hungary) Military Merit Cross
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Neck Orders
Pour le Mérite1 Pour le Mérite
90px Knights Cross, Iron Cross
German Badges
Wound Badge, 1918 Wound Badge 1918
Wound Badge 1944 (Gold) Wound Badge
Panzer Badge (Silver) Panzer Badge
Foreign badges