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 ).

On May 15, 1945, the field marshal was captured by the Americans. The court sentenced him to death, then the sentence was changed to "life imprisonment". He was released in 1952. He died on July 20, 1960. In the last years of his life he was engaged in military history. He wrote 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 dismissed from all posts, as he was terminally ill. He died on July 12, 1945. The military path of Field Marshal Hugo Sperle, unlike other military leaders, was not so brilliant and bright, although he performed his military work competently and with special care. In 1936, General G. Sperle in Spain commanded the famous Condor legion. The legion included groups of bombers, fighters and scouts, as well as other units and subunits. The post of general was responsible: in addition to purely combat work, it was necessary to solve other tasks related to various types of tests of aviation equipment, with the analysis and generalization of combat experience.

During the preparation of Germany for the Second World War, G. Sperle was appointed to one of the largest positions in the Luftwaffe, he became the commander of the 3rd air fleet. At the same time, he held another position - Commander of the Air Force of the Western Region. He held the post of commander of the fleet until August 1944, when he was dismissed. He was convicted and released in 1949. He did not take any part in the formation of aviation in the post-war period.

He died on July 20, 1960.

 

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