Alexander Holle

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Alexander Holle
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Alexander Holle
Born 27 February 1898
Bielefeld
Died 16 July 1978(1978-07-16) (aged 80)
Munich
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1915–1918)
Reichswehr (1918–1933)
Heer (1933-1934)
Luftwaffe (1934–1945)
Years of service 1915–1928
1929–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Kampfgeschwader 26
Fliegerführer Nord (Ost)
X. Fliegerkorps
Luftflotte 4
Luftflotte 3
Deutschen Luftwaffe in Dänemark
Battles/wars

World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Alexander Holle (27 February 1898 – 16 July 1978) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Alexander Holle was captured by Allied troops in May 1945 and was held until 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Scherzer on 30 December 1942 as Fliegerführer Nord and Geschwaderkommodore of Kampfgeschwader 26.[2]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 233.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 401.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Robert Fuchs
Commander of Kampfgeschwader 26
15 October 1940 – June 1941
Succeeded by
Oberst Martin Harlinghausen
Preceded by
Oberst Hermann Busch
Commander of Fliegerführer Nord (Ost)
15 October 1940 – August 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst der Reserve Ernst Kühl
Preceded by
General der Flieger Otto Hoffmann von Waldau
Commander of X. Fliegerkorps
1 January 1943 – 22 May 1943
Succeeded by
General der Flieger Martin Fiebig
Preceded by
Generaloberst Otto Deßloch
Commander of Luftflotte 4
25 February 1944 – 27 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generaloberst Otto Deßloch
Preceded by
Generaloberst Otto Deßloch
Commander of Luftflotte 3
22 September 1944 – 26 September 1944
Succeeded by
Redesignated as Luftwaffenkommando West
Preceded by
Previously Luftflotte 3
Commander of Luftwaffenkommando West
26 September 1944 – 11 December 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Joseph Schmid
Preceded by
General der Flieger Rudolf Meister
Commander of Deutschen Luftwaffe in Dänemark
15 December 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None