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Korten, Günther

Date of birth:
July 26th, 1898 (Cologne/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
July 22nd, 1944 (Führerhauptquartier Rastenburg/Eastern Prussia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Günther Korten was posthumously promoted to Generaloberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst
Unit:
Chef des Generalstabs der Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
1940
Gemeinsames Flugzeugfuhrer-Beobachter Abzeichen mit Brillianten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Chef der Generalstab Luftflotte
Awarded on:
May 13th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber / Luftwaffenkommando Don
Awarded on:
December 29th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1943
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Flieger
Awarded on:
January 7th, 1944
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Flieger (Air Marshall)
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 20 juli 1944 in Gold

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum