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Günther Rüdel
Born (1883-11-15)15 November 1883
Died 22 April 1950(1950-04-22) (aged 66)
Place of birth Metz, Alsace-Lorraine
Place of death Munich, Germany
Buried at Munich Waldfriedhof
Field 16—W 38
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1902–1945
Rank Generaloberst
Commands held Luftverteidigung und Inspekteur des Luftschutzes
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Eisernes Kreuz 1914

Günther Rüdel (1883–1950) was a German general in the Luftwaffe during World War II.

BiographyEdit

Günther Rüdel was born in Metz, in Alsace-Lorraine, on 15 November 1883. Rüdel served as a captain during World War I, working for the Ministry of War. Günther Rüdel made a brilliant military career in the Reichswehr, then in the Luftwaffe. He attained the grade of Generalleutnant on April 1936, and General der Flakartillerie on October 1937. Rüdel was assigned "Inspekteur der Flakartillerie" from 1938 to 1942. During the Second World War, Günther Rüdel attained the grade of Generaloberst on November 1942.

Dates of ranksEdit

  • Fähnrich : 5 July 1902
  • Leutnant : March 1904
  • Oberleutnant : March 1912
  • Hauptmann : 9 August 1915
  • Commandant : 1 December 1923
  • Oberstleutnant : 1 February 1929
  • Oberst : 1 October 1934
  • Generalleutnant : 1er April 1936 ;
  • General der Flakartillerie : 1 October 1937
  • Generaloberst : 1 November 1942

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