The Blue Goose - Hermann Göring's Mercedes
Discover the story of 'The Blue Goose', Hermann Göring's custom built Mercedes 540K Roadster from its initial order in 1937, through its capture by US troops in 1945 to its recent re-emergence and res...
The Red Baron - Separating Truth From Fiction
During World War I a scarlet triplane terrorized the skies over France. This image is one that many people conjure when they think of Manfred von Richthofen, or the Red Baron. Today, a similar triplan...
While His Maniac Brother Was Busy Killing Jews, Albert Worked Tirelessly To Save Them
As founder of the Gestapo, Hermann Goering was instrumental in creating the first concentration camps for political dissidents and a prominent leader of the Final Solution, the murder of 6,000,000 Jew...
The general who slammed his hand on the table and said to Hitler "I will not take orders from a local Nazi chieftan"... and got away with it
This is General Dietrich von Saucken. As you can see, he is literally the archetypal monocled patrician Prussian general. In World War I, he was wounded seven times in battle, and decorated very highl...
How The Nazi Telegram That Helped Drive Hitler To Suicide Was Nearly Forgotten In A S.C. Safe
The telegram arrived at the führerbunker on April 23, 1945, sending Adolf Hitler into a rage. A week later, the Nazi dictator was dead. A treasonous telegram from No. 2 Nazi Hermann Goering to none ot...
Walther von Reichenau
Walter von Reichenau (8 October 1884 – 17 January 1942) was a German officer and Generalfeldmarschall during World War II. He issued the notorious Severity Order concerning fighting on the eastern fr...
Walther von Reichenau - Wikipedia
Richard Pellengahr
Richard Pellengahr (19 August 1883 – 9 October 1964) was a major general in the German Wehrmacht, commander of the 196th infantry division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cr...
The Red Baron - Separating Truth From Fiction
During World War I a scarlet triplane terrorized the skies over France. This image is one that many people conjure when they think of Manfred von Richthofen, or the Red Baron. Today, a similar triplan...
Walter Lichel
Walter Lichel (1 May 1885 – 10 December 1969) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Lichel was captu...
The general who slammed his hand on the table and said to Hitler "I will not take orders from a local Nazi chieftan"... and got away with it
This is General Dietrich von Saucken. As you can see, he is literally the archetypal monocled patrician Prussian general. In World War I, he was wounded seven times in battle, and decorated very highl...
Helmut Friebe
Helmut Friebe (4 November 1894 – 14 January 1970) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the LXIV. Armeekorps. He was also a recipient of the Knight'...
Wilhelm List
Siegmund Wilhelm Walther List (14 May 1880 – 17 August 1971) was a German field marshal during World War II, and at the start of the war was based in Slovakia in command of the 14th Army.
List was...
Wilhelm List - Wikipedia
Hans Zorn
Hans Wilhelm Karl Zorn (27 October 1891 – 2 August 1943) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron C...
Walter Ewers
Oberleutnant Walter Ewers (11 May 1892 – 15 May 1918) was a World War I flying ace credited with eight aerial victories.
Walter Ewers was born in Lubeck, Germany on 11 May 1892.
Kurt Student
Kurt Student (12 May 1890 – 1 July 1978) was a German Luftwaffe general who fought as a fighter pilot during the First World War and as the commander of German Fallschirmjäger (paratroopers) during th...
Kurt Student - Wikipedia
Erich Raeder resignation and later
Erich Johann Albert Raeder (24 April 1876 – 6 November 1960) was a naval leader in Germany before and during World War II. Raeder attained the highest possible naval rank—that of Großadmiral (Grand Ad...
Erich Raeder resignation and later - Wikipedia
Helmuth von Ruckteschell
Hellmuth Max von Ruckteschell (22 March 1890, Eilbek - 24 June 1948, Hamburg) was an officer in the Kaiserliche Marine and the Kriegsmarine, serving in both World War I and World War II.He was one of ...
Stefan Kirmaier
Oberleutnant Stefan Kirmaier was a World War I flying ace credited with eleven aerial victories.Kirmaier began World War I as an infantryman. After transferring into aviation, he was posted to FAA 203...
Franz Breithaupt
Franz Breithaupt (8 December 1880 – 29 April 1945) was a German SS-Obergruppenfuhrer und General der Waffen-SS who had fought in World War I, and been awarded both classes of the Iron Cross. From Aug...
Adolf Raegener
Adolf Raegener (17 February 1895 – 17 August 1983) 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 with Oa...
Paul Strähle
Leutnant Paul Strähle was a World War I flying ace credited with 15 aerial victories.
Paul Strähle originally served in the infantry after joining the German army on 1 October 1913. He transferred...
Paul König
Paul Liebrecht König (March 20, 1867 – September 9, 1933) was a sailor and business executive. The son of a clergyman, married to an English wife from whom he separated for the duration of the war, h...
Paul König - Wikipedia
Lothar von Richthofen
Lothar-Siegfried Freiherr von Richthofen (27 September 1894 – 4 July 1922) was a German First World War fighter ace credited with 40 victories. He was a younger brother of top-scoring ace Manfred...
Lothar von Richthofen - Wikipedia
Friedrich T. Noltenius
Lieutenant Friedrich Theodor Noltenius (8 January 1894 – 12 March 1936) was a German flying ace in the First World War, with a total of 21 kills.
Friedrich Theodor Noltenius was born in Bremen on ...
Friedrich T. Noltenius - Wikipedia
Wolff von Stutterheim
Wolff von Stutterheim (17 February 1893 - 3 December 1940) was a German Generalmajor.Stutterheim was born in Königsberg, Germany. He came from an old military family which produced several generals an...
Wolff von Stutterheim - Wikipedia
Günther Lütjens
Johann Günther Lütjens (25 May 1889 – 27 May 1941) was a German Admiral whose military service spanned more than thirty years and two World Wars. Lütjens is best known for his actions during World War...
Günther Lütjens - Wikipedia
Justus Grassmann
Leutnant Justus Grassmann was a World War I flying ace credited with ten aerial victories—seven enemy airplanes and three observation balloons.Grassmann originally served with FA 32. He joined Jasta 1...
Eberhard Kinzel
Eberhard Kinzel (18 October 1897 – 23 May 1945) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was also a recipient of the Knig...
Eberhard Kinzel - Wikipedia
Viktor Schobinger
Leutnant Viktor Shobinger was a World War I flying ace credited with eight confirmed victories. Victory number two was confirmed over Charles Dawson Booker.
See also Aerial victory standards of Wo...
Theodor Busse
Ernst Hermann August Theodor Busse (15 December 1897 – 21 October 1986) was a German officer during World War I and World War II.
Busse, a native of Frankfurt (Oder), joined the Imperial German Ar...