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Rudolf Cleve
Born (1919-07-22)July 22, 1919
Died 30 October 1997(1997-10-30) (aged 78)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Göppingen
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1937 - 1945
Rank Hauptmann
Commands held 3. / Flak-Regiment 4 (mot.)
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rudolf Cleve (22 July 1919 – 30 October 1997) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Luftwaffe during World War II. 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 Cleve was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in August 1945.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 131.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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