Herbert Rieckhoff

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Herbert Rieckhoff
Born 25 December 1898
Died 30 November 1948(1948-11-30) (aged 49)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Kampfgeschwader 30
Kampfgeschwader 2
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Herbert Rieckhoff (25 December 1898 – 30 November 1948) was a German general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 291.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 378.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Walter Loebel
Commander of Kampfgeschwader 30
17 August 1940 – 20 October 1940
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Erich Bloedorn
Preceded by
Generalmajor Johannes Fink
Commander of Kampfgeschwader 2
21 October 1940 – 12 October 1941
Succeeded by
Oberst Karl Mehnert
Preceded by
Generalmajor Heinz-Hellmuth von Wühlisch
Chief of Staff of Luftflotte 1
12 October 1941 – 23 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hans Detlef Herhudt von Rohden