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Göring, Hermann Wilhelm

Date of birth:
January 12th, 1893 (Rosenheim, German Empire)
Date of death:
October 15th, 1946 (Nuremberg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1914
Königlich Preussisches Flugzeugbeobachter-Abzeichen
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant
Awarded on:
March 22nd, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1915
Received during his pilot training practice at the Flying School in Freiburg.

with swords
Ritter II. Klasse zu dem Orden der Löwen von Zähringen
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1915
Königlich Preußische Militär-Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1916
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1917
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1918
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1918
Pour le Mérite
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1933
Ehrenzeichen des 9. November 1923 (Blutorden)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1933
Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der NSDAP
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Awarded on:
1933
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Awarded on:
1934
Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes, 1.Stufe
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Awarded on:
January 19th, 1935
Fliegerschaftsabzeichen
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Awarded on:
1935
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1937
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Awarded on:
January 21st, 1938
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1938
Luftschutz-Ehrenzeichen 1. Stufe
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
August 6th, 1938
Storkors af Dannebrog
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
1938
Ordine dei Santi Maurizio e Lazzaro - Cavaliere di gran croce
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
1938

With "Prague Castle" clasp
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Awarded on:
February 2nd, 1939
Kungliga Svärdsorden - Grand Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Marshall of the AIr Force)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1939
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Weiss
Received in September 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Marshall of the AIr Force)
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Weiss
Received in September 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Marshall of the AIr Force)
Unit:
Reichsminister der Luftfahrt und Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Weiss
For the defeat of Poland.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Marshall of the AIr Force)
Awarded on:
1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Marshall of the AIr Force)
Awarded on:
1939

Received in October 1939
Danziger Kreuz II.Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Marshall of the AIr Force)
Awarded on:
1939

Received in October 1939
Danziger Kreuz I.Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Marshall of the AIr Force)
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1940
Ordine Supremo della S.S. Anunciata
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall
Unit:
Reichsminister der Luftfahrt / Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
In honor of the Luftwaffe's achievements in the Western Campaign of May/June 1940
Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reichsmarschall (Marshall of the Reich)
Awarded on:
August 27th, 1941
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reichsmarschall
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1941

Royal Decree no. 2868 dated 14 October 1941.
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reichsmarschall
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1941

Royal Decree no. 2868 dated14 October 1941.
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 2
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reichsmarschall
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1941

Royal Decree no. 2868 dated 14 October 1941
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reichsmarschall (Marshall of the Reich)
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1941
Awarded with stars and a lanyard
Ordine Militare di Savoia - Cavaliere di Gran Croce
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reichsmarschall (Marshall of the Reich)
Awarded on:
1941
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reichsmarschall (Marshall of the Reich)
Awarded on:
March 25th, 1942

Version with swords
Vapaudenristin Suurristi (VR SR)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reichsmarschall (Marshall of the Reich)
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1943
Kyuokujitsu sho Guddokōdon Kiri no hana
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reichsmarshall (Marshall of the Reich)
Awarded on:
1943
Großkreuz des Herzoglich Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden
Grosskreuz des Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes
Deutsches Olympia Ehrenzeichen Erster Klasse
Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

With swords
Ordinul Virtutea Aeronautica - Commander
Nationalist Pilots Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

Model 1941
Pilots Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
"For his loyalty to the Great Germany and exceptional military merits" on behalf of “Shochoku Seishin Shinko-kai".
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)

With Kampfabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

The awarding of this decoration is uncertain. Göring was supposed to have received it in an exchange, where Karl Dönitz was supposed to have received the Gemeinsames Flugzeugfuhrer-Beobachter Abzeichen mit Brillianten. In correspondence with Christopher Ailsby (Feldgrau.com), Karl Dönitz stated he had no recollection of the exchange.
U-boot Kriegsabzeichen mit Brillianten

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