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Field Marshal Erhard Milch

Field Marshal Erhard Milch

 

 

Field Marshal Erhard Milch

Erhard Milch (Erhard Milch; 30 March 1892 - 25 January 1972) - German military leader, Field Marshal. Deputy Goering, Inspector General of the Luftwaffe.

Field Marshal Erhard Milch his first major post was in 1935 city - stat secretary of the Imperial Ministry of Aviation Industry. At the beginning of the Second World War with the rank of colonel in command of 5-th Air Force. E. Milch after the suicide of General E. Udet was responsible for the technical policy in the field of aviation; later he was one of the technical managers of the program V-1 (FAA-1).

In 1943, the Field Marshal was given the task of supplying the troops to carry out the Fuhrer 6-th Army Paulus, are surrounded. For a number of purely objective factors ordered by Adolf Hitler was not implemented. Delivery of military cargo through the air surrounded by the troops was about 20% of the planned: 90-100 tons per day instead of 500 t.

Shortly before the end of the war, E. Milch lost his posts to the Secretary of State for Aviation and the Director of the Air Force's armament department. In May 1945, he was dismissed from his last post as inspector general of the Luftwaffe. A few days after that, he was arrested by the British security services and brought to trial. Instead of 15 years of imprisonment on the verdict of the court, he served only ten and was released. E. Milch is the only Luftwaffe field marshal who, after the war, was associated in his activity in any way with aviation. He worked as a consultant in aviation technology in the firms Fiat and Thyssen.

Died January 25 1972 city

 

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