Martin Harlinghausen

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Martin Harlinghausen
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Martin Harlinghausen
Born (1902-01-17)17 January 1902
Rheda, German Empire
Died 22 March 1986(1986-03-22) (aged 84)
Gütersloh, West Germany
Allegiance  Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Reichsmarine
Luftwaffe
German Air Force
Years of service 1923–45
1957–61
Rank Generalleutnant
Unit 10th Air Corps
Commands held Fliegerführer Atlantik
Fliegerführer Tunesien
Battles/wars

Spanish Civil War


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Martin Harlinghausen (17 January 1902 – 22 March 1986) was a Luftwaffe commander during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Harlinghausen was appointed Fliegerführer Tunesien in July 1942. He remained in the Mediterranean theater until 18 June 1943, when disagreements with his superiors led to his replacement.[1]

Harlinghausen served in the new West German Air Force from 1957 to 1961. He was sent into retirement, having been politically uncomfortable during his post-war career, after demanding a proper investigation in the 1961 F-84 Thunderstreak incident, after which Oberstleutnant Siegfried Barth, commander of Jagdbombergeschwader (JaBoG) 32, was removed from his post without a proper investigation.[1]

Harlinghausen died in Gütersloh in March 1986.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b STRAUSS-BEFEHL: Bier-Order 61 (German) Der Spiegel, published: 9 May 1962, accessed: 30 November 2010
  2. ^ Thomas 1997, p. 246.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 366.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jackson, Robert (2002). The Bismarck. Weapons of War: London. ISBN 1-86227-173-9.
  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, 1. September 1939 bis 31. Dezember 1941 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 1, 1 September 1939 to 31 December 1941] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
none
Commander of Fliegerführer Atlantik
31 March 1941 – 5 January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Wolfgang von Wild
Preceded by
Generaloberst Bruno Loerzer
Commander of II. Fliegerkorps
23 February 1943 – 12 June 1943
Succeeded by
General Alfred Bülowius