Katte, Rudolf von, born 30-10-1890 in Merseburg, Saale, entered the Army, on 10-03-09, age 18, as a Fahnenjunker in the 1st
Foot Guards Regiment
. He was in the fields of the first war and wounded
in hospital from 29-08-1914 until 17-03-1915, he succeeded in a pilot training
and retired on 27-04-1919 as a Hauptmann and Adviser in the War Ministry. He reactivated on 12-02-1936, in the II Battalion of the Flak Regiment, Berlin Lankwitz. He joined the Luftwaffe Reserve on 14-04-1936, as Group leader in the Luftwaffe Personal Office, until September 1940. His son Baltzer died age 15 on 16-12-1940. Successively Air Base Commandant of Döberitz, Rangsdorf, Orleans-Brice, Salon France and Amsterdam until 09-09-1944. He last command was of Special Purpose Air Region Staff Holland 1 (see About
), until 09-05-1945. He landed in allied captivity and was interned to 05-03-1948.
Death and burial ground of Katte, Rudolf von.
He retired in Göttingen after the war and died there at the age of 79, on 04-06-1970 and is buried with his wife Lotte, born Crusius, who died very old age 90 on 20-09-1985, on the Stadtfriedhof of Göttingen and nearby the graves of the Generalleutnant der Flakartillerie, Kommandeur Heeres Gruppe IV, Curd Bernard, Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Kommandeur 34th Division, Friedrich Bremer, General der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur 4th Panzer Grenadier Division , Fritz Graser , Generalleutnant der Infantrie, Kommandeur der 83th Infanterie Division , Wilhelm Heun, General der Infanterie, Commander 4th Heeresgruppe, Friedsrich Hossbach, Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur 33rdArtillerie Ersatz Regiment, Emiel Klie, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur Heeres Regio 593, Walter Krause, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Erwin Leister, General der Flieger, Inspector of Smook Troops and Gas defence, Erich Quade and Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur vom WBK Königsberg II, Rudolf Scheller.