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Rudolf Kralicek
FML Rudolf Kralicek began the war by leading the 28. Infantry Division.  He did this until November and then turned it over to GM Alfred Edler von Hinke.  Kralicek was granted command of the IX. Corps in November 1914, replacing the ephemeral leadership of FZM Johann von Friedel.  Kralicek remained in this capacity for a decent two years' service, until he was succeeded in October 1916 by FML Ernst Edler von Kletter.  FML Kralicek found a commanding position in the XVI. Corps in March 1917, and he kept this until September 1918.  He was stricken with illness during that month, however, and FML Otto Ritter von Berndt was appointed interrim commander until Kralicek could return.  He did so in October, and remained at his post until wars' end.

GWS, 3/02
Orders of Battle:  Volhynian Front, August 1914
Army Group Kövess; II. Armee, Gen.
Böhm-Ermolli
III. Korps, Gen. der Inf.
Colerus von Geldern
  XXVIII. inf. div., Feldmlt. Kralicek


Orders of Battle:  Polish Front, January 1915
IV. Armee, Gen. d. Inf.
Erzherzog Josef Ferdinand
Arz von Straussenburg Group, GdI
Artur Arz von Straussenburg
IX. Korps, Feldmlt. Kralicek
  X. inf. div., Genmj.
von Mercenseffy
  XIII. Schützen div., Feldmlt. von Kreysa
  XXVI. Schützen div., Feldmlt. Lischka
  XI. Honved kav. div., Genmj. Graf Bissingen

Orders of Battle:  Eastern Front, May 1915

Immediately preceding the Dunajec offensive
IV. Armee, Gen. d. Inf.
Erzherzog Josef Ferdinand
IX. Korps, Feldmlt. Kralicek
   Chief of Staff, Oberst v. Krammer
       106. Landsturm inf. div., Feldmlt. Kletter
                     60. inf. brig., Genmj. v. Gruber
                     k.k. 110 Landsturm inf. brig., Genmj. Aust
                     106. field art. brig., Oberst Edl. v. Portenschlag
       10. inf. div., Genmj. v. Mecenseffy
              19. inf. brig., Genmj. v. Iwanski
              20. inf. brig., Genmj. Reymann
              10. field art. brig., Oberst Blaha
       Comb. inf. div., Feldmlt.
Edl. v. Stöger-Steiner
                    7. inf. brig., Genmj. Schaible
                    121. inf. brig., Oberst Edl. v. Merten
                    Detachement Obstlt. Frh. v. Vever


Orders of Battle:  Volhynian Front, September 1915
IV. Armee, Gen. d. Inf,
Erzherzog Josef Ferdinand
IX. Korps, Feldmlt. Kralicek
  X. inf. div., Feldmlt.
von Mecenseffy
  XXVI. Schützen div., Feldmlt. Lischka


Orders of Battle:  Volhynian Front, June 1916
Deutsch Südwest Armee, Gen. d. Inf.
Graf von Bothmer
IX. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt. Kralicek
  XIX. inf. div., Feldmlt. Böltz
  XXXII. inf. div., Genmj. von Willerding

At the beginning of General Brussilov's Offensive in early June 1916, Kralicek's sector was located north of Tarnopol, which was occupied by the Russian VI. Corps.  North of his position was the IV. Corps of Schmidt von Georgenegg, while General Peter Hofmann's Corps lie to the south.  There was little movement along this sector during the initial phase of Brussilov's Offensive.  Kralicek maintained a decent stand on the River Sereth throughout the tumultuous month of June.

GWS, 10/01



Orders of Battle:  Volhynian Front, July 1916
Deutsch Südwest Armee, Gen. d. Inf.
von Bothmer
IX. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt. Kralicek
  XIX. inf. div., Feldmlt. Böltz
  XXXII. inf. div., Genmj. von Willerding
  XXXVIII. Honved inf. div., Feldmlt. von Molnar

By mid-July, General Shcherbachev of the Russian VII. Army launched an offensive aimed at Lemberg, and Kralicek's force came under great fire but the IX. Corps maintained itself admirably.  Hofmann's Corps to the south backed away from Tarnopol in late July, and General Bothmer ordered Kralicek to seek a new line in front of Brzezany.  Kralicek defended the town throughout August and September as Shcherbachev attempted to extend a noose around Bothmer in conjunction with Sakharov's Russian XI. Army.

GWS, 10/01



Orders of Battle:  Volhynian Front, August 1916

Deutsch Südwest Armee, Gen. d. Inf. von Bothmer
  IX K.u.K. Korps, Feldmarchal Kralicek
  XXXVIII. Honved inf. div., Genmj. von Molnar
  XIX. inf. div., Feldmlt. Böltz
  XXXII. inf. div., Genmj. von Willerding


Orders of Battle:  Italian Front, June 1918

Isonzo Army, Generaloberst von Wurm
XVI. Korps, Gen. d. Inf. Kralicek
  XXXIII. inf. div., Feldmlt. von Iwanski
  LVIII. inf. div., Feldmlt.
von Zeidler
  XLVI. Schützen div., Feldmlt. von Urbanski
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