Funcke, Heinz, born 21-12-1892 in Hagen, Westphalia,
joined the Army, age 20, as a Fähnrich and Platoon leader on 13-03-1913 in the 13th
Infantry Regiment. He served during World War I and ended as commander of the 3rd
Battle Squadron. He followed a training as a Aircraft Observer and Observer
on the Russian Front until 1917. Observer with the 256th
Flying Battalion. Funcke retained in the Army Service, in the new Reichswehr and had a secret Flying Training in Lipezk in Russia and the Lufthansa to 1931 now a Hauptmann. Transferred to the Luftwaffe Service
and Chief Personnel Officer IIA in the Staff of the Higher Air Office in Münster to 28-03-1935, now a Major. Air Tactics Instructor at the War School in Munich until 31-12-1938 as an Oberstleutnant, age 46. With the outbreak of World War II he as an Oberst was commander of the 62nd
Flying Training Regiment. Then a Generalmajor, to January 1944, commander of the Air War School in Berlin Gatow,
the airport from which Hanna Reitsch
and Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe. Generalfeldmarschall, successor of Goering, Ritter Robert von Greim
flew to the Brandenburg Tor, at the end of the wa, to meet Adolf Hitler in his Führerbunker.
Von Greim became the new Luftwaffe commander as Hermann Goering
(did you know
) (see Goering Peter
) (see Sonnemann
) was arrested by the Gestapo, incited by Martin Bormann
ordered by Heinrich Himmler
Funck, now Generalleutnant, was commander of the Air Fleet Troops 6 to 04-05-1945. He landed in US captivity and was released on 12-05-1947.
Death and burial ground of Funcke, Heinz.
Living in Münster, Funcke, not a battlefield General, died at the age of 76, on 16-06-1969. He is buried on the Zentralfriedhof of Münster and only steps from the grave of WWII Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur 282th Infanterie Division , Hermann Frenking