- Goering, Peter
Leutnant, Jagdflieger, nephew of Hermann.
- 14-04-1922, Weissenfels.
- 13-10-1941, crashed, age 19, over France.
Bourdon Kriegsgräberstätte, France. Block 32-Reihe 8-Grab 309.
Peter Goering, born 14-04-1922 in Weissenfels, was a lieutenant of the Luftwaffe and Hermann's Goering’s (see Hermann Goering) (did you know) favorite nephew. Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering Commander in Chief of the Nazi German Luftwaffe. Peter was a long time the wingman of Adolf Galland (see Galland) (Wilhelm) in many air fights.
Peter Goering was the son of Hermann's brother Albert, his younger, little-known brother, was his antithesis, a Holocaust hero who devoted himself to saving hundreds of Jews (see Anna Frank) and (Wiesenthal) and political dissidents, persecuted by the very regime his brother had helped to forge. In 1944, a death warrant hung over Albert, demanding his execution on sight. He was on the run, hiding in Prague. Hermann dropped everything to save him. "My brother told me then that it was the last time that he could help me, that his position [had] also been shaken, and that he had to ask Himmler (see Himmler) personally to smooth over the entire matter," Albert testified in Nuremberg. However, many of the people whom he had helped testified on his behalf, and he was released. Soon afterwards, Goering was arrested by the Czechs but was once again freed when the full extent of his activities became known. Albert Goering then returned to Germany but found himself shunned because of his family name. He found occasional work as a writer and translator, living in a modest flat far from the baronial splendour of his childhood. Before his death Goering was living on a pension from the government. He knew that if he was married, the pension would transfer to his wife after his death. As a sign of gratitude, in 1966 Goering married his housekeeper so she could receive his pension. One week later, he died without having his wartime activities publicly acknowledged , age 71 on 20-12-1966. Peter goering Peter Goering (see Goering-Fock) and (see Goering-Sonnemann) was shot down by the turret gunner of a Bristol Blenheim in the Battle of Britain (see Bomber Harris), at the age of 19, on 13-10-1941, near the coastline. He is buried on the large German war cemetery of Bourdon in France and uncle Hermann, in a hurry, hunting for new paintings in France, one day stopped to visit his grave. Also buried on the Bourdon cemetery are Georg Kubisch (see Kubisch), he married Hitler's first love Maria "Mimi" Reiter (see Reiter), Flyer Aces Rudi Pflanz (see Pflanz), Heinrich Setz (see Setz), Horst Tietzen (see Tietzen) and Rudolf Trenn (see Trenn).