SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
Generalmajor Rudolf Wulf
PW NO: 560329
CAPTURED: Jersey, British Channel Islands
DATE: 9 May 1945
DATE OF BIRTH:
12 December 1905
PLACE OF BIRTH: Elmshorn
DATE OF DEATH: 14 November
PLACE OF DEATH:
OCCUPATION: Regular Soldier
EYE COLOUR: Blue
OF KIN: Heiligenhafen / Holstein.
Ratsapotheke, bei.Grasshoff (British Zone)
(Infantry Regiment 6): 1 April 1924
(Infantry Regiment 2): 1 March 1928
17 December 1942 (RDA 1 April 1942)
1 May 1943
1 March 1945
& Assignments (included):
September 1937: Inspection Chief at the München War School.
of 1 September 1939): Ordnance Officer on the staff of the 46th Infantry
May 1940: Inspection Chief at the Döberitz Infantry School.
May 1941: Commander of the III. Battalion of Infantry Regiment 89 of the12th
October 1942-December 1944: Commander of Infantry (later Grenadier) Regiment
422 of the 126th Infantry Division on the Eastern Front.
Division Leader Course.
March 1945-9 May 1945: Commander of the 319th Infantry Division garrisoning
the British Channel Islands (succeeded Generalleutnant Rudolf Graf von
Schmettow). [Commanded by Brigadier A. E. Snow OBE, Force 135 conducted
Operation “Nest Egg,” the peaceful and unopposed liberation of the Channel
Channels, after negotiating the surrender of the 25,500-man German garrison
on 9 May 1945. A few hours after Generalmajor Siegfried Heine (see profile)
surrendered the island of Guernsey, Generalmajor Wulf signed the surrender
of the island of Jersey aboard the British destroyer HMS Beagle
in St. Helier harbor.]
of Mark Lamerton
Commander Grenadier Regiment
All the best wishes on your parting from Fortress Jersey!
and Commander of the 319th Infantry Division
This is a dedication
which appeared in a hand written and illustrated book on the ancient
castles of Jersey.
The book was presented to Oberst Prahl in April 1945 on his posting
back to somewhere in Europe in memory of his stay in Festung Jersey.
and Hüffmeier upon their arrival at Plymouth as prisoners
12 May 1945.
Cross of the Iron Cross: 13 November 1942, Major, Commander of Infantry
(No. 556): 19 August 1944, Oberst, Commander of Grenadier Regiment
Cross, 1st Class (1939): 27 June 1941.
Cross, 2nd Class (1939): 6 October 1939.
for the Winter Campaign in Russia 1941/1942 (“East Medal”)
Forces Long Service Award, 2nd Class (18-year Service Cross)
Forces Long Service Award, 4th Class (4-year Service Medal)
Assault Badge in Silver
Badge in Black – World War II award