Löhr, Alexander

Date of birth:
May 20th, 1885 (Turnu-Severin, Rumania)
Date of death:
February 16th, 1947 (Belgrade, Rumania)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Flieger
Unit:
Chef Luftflotte 4
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1939
Details:
4th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Gemeinsames Flugzeugfuhrer-Beobachter Abzeichen mit Brillianten
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 12th, 1941
Action:
Luftwaffe forces under the command of General der Flieger Löhr were especially successful in the south-eastern area of operations yesterday.
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 23rd, 1941
Action:
Forces under the command of General der Flieger Löhr contributed substantially to the great success against the enemy shipping in the Greek waters.
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1941
Action:
The Soviet 6th and 12 Army as well as parts of the Soviet 18th Army, in total roughly 25 infantry, mountain and tank divisions, were, as just reported by the Army Group under the command of Field Marshal von Rundstedt, destroyed in cooperation with the Air Fleet of Colonel General Löhr.
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Flieger
Unit:
Kommandierender General Luftflotte 4
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1941
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
Details:
Royal Decree no. 2628, dated 19th September 1941.
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1941
Action:
The battle at the Sea of Azov has finished. The Army of General der Infantery von Manstein, the Romanian Army of Corps General Dumitrescu and the Panzer-Army of von Kleist in combination with the Air Fleet of Generaloberst Löhr, defeated and annihilated the bulk of the Soviet 9th and 18th Army.
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 11th, 1941
Ordinul Virtutea Aeronautica - Knight
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1941
Action:
As reported in yesterdays special report, the battle at the Sea of Azov has finished. The Army of General der Infantery von Manstein, the Romanian Army of Corps General Dumitrescu and the Panzer-Army of von Kleist in combination with the Air Fleet of Generaloberst Löhr, defeated and annihilated the bulk of the Soviet 9th and 18th Army.
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 19th, 1942
Action:
Strong Luftwaffe forces under the leadership of Generoberst Löhr and Freiherr von Richthofen had contributed outstandingly in this success.
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1942
Action:
As announced by special message, German and Romanian troops under the command of General von Manstein, supported by strong air forces under the command of Generoberst Löhr, and Freiherr von Richthofen, in pursuit of the defeated enemy, reached the Strait of Kerch in full-width and took the remaining strong fortified bridgeheads after fierce resistance on both sides of the city.
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 29th, 1942
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 2
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 30th, 1942
Action:
The Luftwaffe forces under the leadership of Generoberst Löhr and General der Flieger Pflugbeil supported in ruthless commitment the defensive as well as offensive combat of the Army and forced the enemy air force from the battle area.
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1944
Action:
In the Balkans, mountain corps troops under the command of Colonel General Löhr have smashed in fierce fighting communist gang groups in southern Albanian mountains.
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 19th, 1945
Action:
Under the secure leadership of Field Marshal von Weichs and Colonel General Löhr, troops of all branches of the Army and the Waffen-SS in an exemplary combat alliance with forces of the Air Force and Navy, at first in tropical heat and then into snow storms of the Croatian mountains, have overcome the particular difficulties of this mountain- and partisan-war, and successfully defended all hostile attacks against their flanks and rear movements.
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe E
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Details:
705th Award.
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Action:
Reports regarding the situation of the army groups Löhr, Rendulic and Schörner are unavailable to the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht to this hour.
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
First World War (1914-1918)
Details:
with 4 stripes
Verwundetenmedaille

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - 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
    - Lexikon der Wehrmacht
    - Wehrmacht Awards
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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