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Hans Seidemann
Erhard Milch, Hans Seidemann and Richard von Kehler
(from left to right)
Born (1901-01-18)January 18, 1901
Died 21 December 1967(1967-12-21) (aged 66)
Place of birth Garlin, Brandenburg
Place of death Braunschweig
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1919–1945
Rank General der Flieger
Commands held III./LG 1
VIII. Fliegerkorps
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans Seidemann (18 January 1901 – 21 December 1967) was a World War II Luftwaffe general. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Interwar years

Between the two World Wars Seidemann was trained as a Luftwaffe pilot at the secret training facility in Lipetsk, Soviet Union He also participated in the third and fourth FAI International Tourist Plane Contest Challenge 1932 (7th place) and Challenge 1934 (3rd place).

Awards

Reference in the Wehrmachtbericht

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
20 February 1944 Das VIII. Fliegerkorps unter Führung des Generalleutnants Seidemann hat in bewährter Waffenkameradschaft die schwer ringenden Truppen des Heeres vorbildlich unterstützt.[4] The 8th Air Corps under the command of Lieutenant General Seidemann has supported, in well proven weapons comradeship, our hard-pressed troops of the Army.

References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Schumann 2007, p. 175.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 397.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 92.
  4. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 40.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2005). Eichenlaubträger 1940 - 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe III Radusch - Zwernemann (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 3-932381-22-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939 - 1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Schumann, Ralf (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 des LG 1 (in German). Zweibrücken, Germany: VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 978-3-86619-013-9.
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.

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Military offices
Preceded by
General Otto Hoffmann von Waldau
Commander of Fliegerführer Afrika
30 August 1942 – 1 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Walter Hagen
Preceded by
General der Flieger Martin Fiebig
Commander of VIII. Fliegerkorps
21 May 1943 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
none

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