Sigismund Freiherr von
- Falkenstein, Sigismund Freiherr von
Generalmajor der Flieger. Kommandeur Luftwaffe Academie Hamburg.
- 14-09-1903, Münster, Westfalen.
- 02-06-1972, age 68.
Falkenstein, Sigismund Freiherr von
Sigismund Falkenstein, born 14-09-1903 in Münster, joined the Reichswehr on 01-10-1922, in the 16th Horse Regiment, as a Fähnrich, age 19. At the beginning of World War II, he is Commander of the Kampfgeschwader 27 "Boelcke". He is assigned to Oberst and Chief of the General Staff of the X Luftwaffe Corps on 01-04-1942. From 01-05-1943 to 31-10-1943 he is the Chief in the General Staff of Luftwaffe Command “Südost” and promoted to Major General on 01-10-1943. Following the post of General Staff Chief of the Air Fleet “Mitte” on 01-11-1943 and on 09-02-1944 Chief of Air Fleet “Reich”. His last command is commander of the 3rd Luftwaffe Division and lands in Soviet captivity on 08-05-1945. First released on 10-10-1945 by the intervention of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (see Adenauer), he lived in Bückeburg, near the Denmark border. Albert Speer (see Speer) had his headquarters in the castle of Bückeburg at the end of the war, with the Dönitz (see Dönitz), government. He joined the new Bundeswehr Luftwaffe as a Brigade General after the war and retired on 30-09-1962. Living in Bückeburg, Sigismund Falkenstein died at the age of 68, on 02-06-1972 and is buried on the Stadtfriedhof of Bückeburg, only steps from the graves of the other WWII Generals, Carl André (see André), Otto Heidkämper (see Heidkämper) and Graf Hans von Kanitz (see Kanitz).