Rudolf Meister

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Rudolf Meister
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Rudolf Meister
Born 1 August 1897
Cologne
Died 11 September 1958(1958-09-11) (aged 61)
Hanover
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1914–1918)
Reichswehr (1918–1928)
Heer (1931-1933)
Luftwaffe (1933–1945)
Years of service 1914–1928
1931–1945
Rank General der Flieger
Commands held IV. Fliegerkorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rudolf Meister (1 August 1897 – 11 September 1958) was a highly decorated General der Flieger in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the IV. Fliegerkorps. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Rudolf Meister was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was held until 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 251.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Flieger Kurt Pflugbeil
Commander of IV. Fliegerkorps
4 September 1943 - 16 September 1944
Succeeded by
Reformed into Deutschen Luftwaffe in Dänemark
Preceded by
Previously IV. Fliegerkorps
Commander of Deutschen Luftwaffe in Dänemark
1 October 1944 - 22 December 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Alexander Holle