Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen
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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 was captured by the Americans. The court was sentenced to death, then the sentence was changed to "life imprisonment." He was released in 1952. 20 died July 1960. In the last years of his life he was engaged in military history. Posted by the famous work "German Aviation".

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 relieved of all posts, as he was incurably ill. 12 died July 1945. Field march of field marshal Hugo Sperlet, unlike other military commanders, was not so brilliant and bright, although he carried out his military skills competently and with great care. In 1936, General G. Sperle in Spain commanded the famous Condor Legion. The legion included groups of bombers, fighters and reconnaissance aircraft, as well as other units and subunits. The position of general was responsible: in addition to purely combat work, it was necessary to solve other tasks associated with various kinds of testing of aircraft, with the analysis and synthesis of combat experience.

During the preparation of Germany for the Second World War, G. Sperle was assigned to one of the largest positions in the Luftwaffe, he became commander of the 3 air fleet. At the same time, he held another post - commander of the air force of the western region. He served as fleet commander until August 1944, when he was dismissed. He was convicted, released in 1949. In the formation of aviation in the postwar period did not participate.

Died 20 July 1960

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