Rudolf Lüters (May 10, 1883 – December 24, 1945) was a German general who served in the Wehrmacht, during the Second World War.
|Born||10 May 1883|
Darmstadt, German Empire
|Died||24 December 1945 (aged 62)|
Krasnogorsk, Soviet Union
|Rank||General der Infanterie|
|Commands held||223rd infantry division |
XV Mountain Corps
|Battles/wars||World War I|
World War II
|Awards||Pour le Merite|
He joined the army on November 2, 1902 as Fahnenjunker and participated in the First World War where he was wounded twice, in September 1914 and in October 1915.
During the Second World War, he was appointed commander of the 223rd infantry division on May 6, 1941, participating with this unit in the invasion of the Soviet Union until October 19.
On November 1, 1942, he was appointed commander of German troops in Croatia. He was promoted to General der Infanterie on February 1, 1943. He received the German Cross in Gold on April 30, 1943 and became the first commander of the newly created XV Mountain Corps on August 25. He participated in numerous anti-partisan operations in Croatia, notably in the Case White operation led by Alexander Löhr.
On July 31, 1944, Lüters left the army and retired. Captured by the Soviets at the end of the war, he died in detention in Russia on Christmas Eve 1945.