Holle, Alexander

Date of birth:
February 27th, 1898 (Bielefeld/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:
July 16th, 1978 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Alexander Holle finally reached the rank of Generalleutnant.
He was POW from May 8th, 1945 until May 1948.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Group Captain)
Unit:
Kommodore, Kampfgeschwader 26, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 11th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Group Captain)
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1942
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Group Captain)
Unit:
Fliegerführer Nord, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1942
Action:
Awarded the Knight’s Cross for his leadership of Kampfgeschwader 26, which operated off the coast of Norway primarily against the arctic convoys as well as the port of and railroad leading from Murmansk. Despite the extremely difficult operating conditions, his bomber and heavy fighter units did an outstanding job given the resources available and inflicted heavy damage in their assigned roles.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre

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