Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Egloff von, born 03-10-1883 in Allmendingen, Baden, in a noble family , the son of Albrecht Freiherr von Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen (1876–1943), German naval officer, most recently vice admiral and naval attaché. He joined the Army as a Fahnenjunker, age 20, in the 3rd Foot Guard Regiment, on 16-09-1904. The 3rd Foot Guards were an infantry regiment of the Royal Prussian Army. The regiment was formed in 1860. As part of the Guards Corps it fought in the Second Schleswig War, the Austro-Prussian war, the Franco-Prussian war and World War I. The regiment was disbanded in 1919 with the Infantry Regiment 9 Potsdam bearing its tradition. Egloff succeeded in a pilot training and ended the first war as a Flying Group Leader 5. Freyberg retired on 31-03-1930 from the Luftwaffe and was attached to the RWM for supervision of training of pilots. Reactivated in Hermann Goering’s
(did you know) growing Luftwaffe on 01-10-1932 as a Oberleutnant in the Staff of the 1st Battalion of the 4th Artillery Regiment. With the outbreak of World War II, Egloff Freyberg was the commander of the Luftwaffe Exercise Grounds in Dramburg. Freyberg became the commander of the Airport Area in Kolberg, until his retirement on 31-10-1943, age 60. He lived in the small town of Allmendingen in his mansion and according to the people there he was a very charming popular man, not at all a Nazi, and who wrote a lot of poems.
Death and burial ground of Freyberg-Eisenberg-Allmendingen, Egloff von
He married with Mechtilde Schenk von Stauffenberg, died at the very high age of 100, on 11-02-1984 and is buried in the Freyberg family graveyard on the Allmendinger cemetery. Bernie Schmidt, a former neighbour of Egloff Freyberg from his village Allmendingen, reported me that, in the first WW he met a gypsy women, she read from his hand, that he will be 100 years old!. So all time in his life he tell to a lot of people, he will be 100. When he was dying, one of his last will was to set up a foundation to help the needy, especially the seriously ill, the elderly and the poor students.
The son, Ullrich, of Egloff on the right with the mayor of Allmendingen, Egloff’s photo in his hand.