Alexander Kolb

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Alexander Kolb
Born 12 May 1891
Mainz, Germany
Died 4 April 1963 (1963-04-05) (aged 71)
Darmstadt, Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–1943
Rank Generalleutnant
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

Alexander Kolb (12. May 1891 – 4 April 1963) was a German Generalleutnant during World War II.

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Kolb was born in Mainz. He entered Army Service as Fahnenjunker and Company-Officer in the 3rd Foot-Artillery-Regiment in 1914. After Adjutant of the General Of Flak Artillery of Fortress of Mainz he became Battery-Leader in the 3rd Foot-Artillery-Regiment (1914/15) and 18th Reserve-Foot-Artillery-Regiment (1915/18). 1918 he was a commander of the 32nd Foot-Artillery-Battalion. After the First World War he works for the Hessian Protection-Police and State-Police-Department Worms.

In 1935 he became Battalion-Commander in the 10th Flak-Regiment and 1936 Battalion-Commander in the 25th Flak-Regiment. After use as Commander of the 13th Flak-Regiment (1937/38) and Higher Commander of Flak Artillery III (1938) he was Commander of Air-Defence-Command 2, Stettin and Delegate with the Formation of Air-Defence-Command. At 1 January 1939 he was appointed Generalmajor and 1 November 1940 Generalleutnant.

1939/40 he was Commander of Air-Defence-Command 6, Hannover, and 1940 Commander of Flak-Artillery in Air-Region XI. 1940/41 he got the Command of Air-Defence-Command 8. From 1 Jul 1941 to 31 May 1943 Alexander Kolb was Officer with Special Duties of the Ministry of Aviation (Germany) (RLM) and Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe. He retired at 31 May 1943.

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