Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen
Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen

Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen


Field Marshal Wolfram von RichthofenBaron Wolfram von Richthofen (it. Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen; 10 October 1895, Gut Bartsdorf in Silesia (now near Strzegom, Poland) - 12 July 1945, Bad Ischl) - German military leader, Field Marshal Aviation (1943 ).

15 May 1945, the field marshal found himself a prisoner of the Americans. Court was sentenced to death, and then the sentence was changed to "life imprisonment". He was released in 1952 Died July 20 1960 In the last years of his life engaged in military history. Written by well-known work "The German air force."

Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen was the nephew of the best ace of the First World War "red baron" (80 air victories). He held high posts in the Luftwaffe. During the Civil War in Spain was a colonel, chief of staff of the legion "Condor". In 1939 in Poland, V. von Richtofen commanded a special purpose compound. As you know, Polish aviation could not fight with German on equal footing. At that time, the future Field Marshal, and then the Lieutenant-General, paid much attention to the interaction of various arms. With 1942, Mr. von Richthofen was the commander of the 4 air fleet, with 1943, 2.

At the end of the war he was released from all posts, as he was terminally ill. Died 12 July 1945. The combat route of Field Marshal Hugo Shperle, unlike other commanders, was not so brilliant and bright, although he did his military work competently and with great care. In 1936, General G. Sperle in Spain commanded the famous legion "Condor". The legion consisted of groups of bombers, fighters and scouts, as well as other units and divisions. The position of the general was responsible: in addition to purely combat work, it was necessary to solve other problems associated with various types of aircraft testing, with analysis and generalization of combat experience.

In the run-up to Germany's World War II G. Sperrle was appointed to one of the most important positions in the Luftwaffe, he became commander of 3-th Air Force. At the same time, he held another post - the commander of the air forces of the Western District. On the post of commander of the fleet, he was until August 1944, when he was sent into retirement. He was convicted in 1949 was released. In the formation of aviation in the post-war period did not take any part.

Died July 20 1960 city