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Robert Meißner
Born (1888-12-23)December 23, 1888
Died 8 August 1953(1953-08-08) (aged 64)
Place of birth Vienna, Austria
Place of death Pervouralsk, Soviet Union
Allegiance Austria-Hungary Austria–Hungary (to 1918)
Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1908–1938 (Austria)
1938–1945 (Germany)
Rank Oberst (Austria)
Generalleutnant (Germany)
Commands held 68. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Robert Meißner (23 December 1888 – 8 August 1953) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht 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.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 251.
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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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Georg Braun
Commander of 68. Infanterie-Division
16 November 1941 – 26 January 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Schmidt

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