Rudolf Meister

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Rudolf Meister
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Rudolf Meister
Born 1 August 1897
Cologne, German Empire
Died 11 September 1958(1958-09-11) (aged 61)
Hanover, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1914–28
1931–45
Rank General der Flieger
Commands held 4th Air Corps
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rudolf Meister (1 August 1897 – 11 September 1958) was a German general (General der Flieger) in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the 4th Air Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Meister surrendered to the American troops in May 1945 and was interned until 1948.

In 1950, Meister was one of the authors of the Himmerod memorandum which addressed the issue of rearmament (Wiederbewaffnung) of the Federal Republic of Germany after World War II.

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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
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