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Hans Seidemann

Hans Seidemann
Erhard Milch, Hans Seidemann and Richard von Kehler
(from left to right)
Born 18 January 1901
Garlin, Brandenburg
Died 21 December 1967(1967-12-21) (aged 66)
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1919–45
Rank General der Flieger
Commands held III./LG 1
VIII. Fliegerkorps

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans Seidemann (18 January 1901 – 21 December 1967) was a World War II Luftwaffe general. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Interwar years

Between the two World Wars Seidemann was trained as a Luftwaffe pilot at the secret training facility in Lipetsk, Soviet Union. He also participated in the third and fourth FAI International Tourist Plane Contest Challenge 1932 (7th place) and Challenge 1934 (3rd place).


Reference in the Wehrmachtbericht

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
20 February 1944 Das VIII. Fliegerkorps unter Führung des Generalleutnants Seidemann hat in bewährter Waffenkameradschaft die schwer ringenden Truppen des Heeres vorbildlich unterstützt.[4] The 8th Air Corps under the command of Lieutenant General Seidemann has supported, in well proven weapons comradeship, our hard-pressed troops of the Army.


  1. ^ a b c Schumann 2007, p. 175.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 397.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 92.
  4. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 40.

External links

  • "Lexikon der Wehrmacht". Hans Seidemann. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
  • "Ritterkreuzträger 1939-1945". Hans Seidemann. Retrieved 19 December 2007. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General Otto Hoffmann von Waldau
Commander of Fliegerführer Afrika
30 August 1942 – 1 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Walter Hagen
Preceded by
General der Flieger Martin Fiebig
Commander of VIII. Fliegerkorps
21 May 1943 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by

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