Bogatsch, Rudolf, born on 14-09-1891 in Breslau, was a highly decorated General der Flieger in Hermann Goering’s (did you know) Luftwaffe during World War II, who commanded the IV. Flakkorps. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. He joined the Army on 19-03-1910, as a Fahnenjunker in the 1st Schlesisches Feldartillerie-Regiment „von Peucker“. He participated in World War I and decorated with the both Iron Crosses, he ended the war as a Hauptmann. He was allowed in the new Reichswehr and climbed up to the rank of Lieutenant General of the Luftwaffe and is involved in the invasion of Holland (Jan Ackermans)
, Belgium and France. After the invasion of Russia, he is promoted to General of the Flieger and decorated with the Iron Cross. Bogatsch was one year the commanding General of the Air Region of Vienna until September 1943 and landed in the Führer Reserve (see Hitler) (did you know). His last command from August 1944 was of the IV Flak Korps and came in American captivity in Mai 1945. Bogatsch was released in the spring of 1946 and went to Munich, where he lived with many other disappointed fellow Generals.
Death and burial ground of Bogatsch, Rudolf.
Rudolf Bogatsch died at the age of 78, on 05-06-1970 in Munich and is buried on the Waldfriedhof in Munich, alas Bogatsch’s grave stone is removed. On this cemetery are also buried the next persons, Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Commander of the Troops Exercise Grounds in Maria ter Heide, Heinrich Curtze, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur Wehrmacht Operaties Staff, Ernst Detleffsen, Franz Ritter von Epp, Generalmajor der Kavallerie, Staff of the Inspector of Land Fortifications West, Gero von Gersdorf, Oberst der Wehrmacht, Highest German Commander on D-Day, Normandy, Ernst Goth, SS Obergruppenführer, Kommandeur General II SS Panzerkorps, Paul Hausser, SS Obersturmführer, Chef 1./SS Pz Grenadier Regiment 38 “Goetz von Berlichingen”, Bruno Hinz, Generaloberst der Flakartillerie, Günther Rüdel, Generalmajor der Flieger, Commander of the Air Defend Division, Max Ibel, aircraft desiner, Hugo Junkers, General der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur der 4th Panzerdivision, Dietrich von Saucken, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur Luftregio Truppe 3, Ernst Weber, the bearer of the Nazi blood flag SS Standartenführer, Jacob Grimminger, the scientist Werner Heisenberg, Generalmajor der Gebirgstruppe, Kommandeur der Jäger Regiment 100, Otto Schury, Goering’s second wife, Emmy Goering Sonnemann and the famous film maker Leni Riefenstahl. “Triumpf of the Will”, the film chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg.