Gablenz Carl von, born 13-10-1893 in Erfurt,
son of Heinrich Adolf Ernst Freiherr von Gablenz and Clara von Forckenbeck, he like a part of his ancestors, embarked on an officer’s career in the Prussian Army of the Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1.
Gablenz comes from an old noble family of Niederlausitz, his baptism took place on 18-01-1894 in Erfurt. According to the baptismal certificate, the baptismal witnesses were General Director Max Freiherr von Gablenz, Captain Bothe in Mainz, Baron Sybille von Uchtritz, Frau von Forckenbeck in Cottbus and Baron von Gablenz in Vienna.
Carl August was the youngest of the five von Gablenz brothers, his four brothers were: Maximilian Anton Heinrich Adolf Freiherr von Gablenz (1881–1945) Adolf Heinrich Anton Franz Freiherr von Gablenz (1882-1948), Prussian government assessor in Johannisburg (East Prussia), 1914 to 1916 district administrator in the Johannisburg districtHanns, Anton Ludwig Wilhelm Freiherr von Gablenz (born 18-04-1886 in Höxter an der Weser), Dr. jur. (Doctorate in Jena), trainee lawyer, worked as a businessman in Buenos Aires in 1911 and Eccard Friedrich Alexander Heinrich Adolf Freiherr von Gablenz (1891-1978),
Generalleutnant and knight’s cross bearer
Carl August joined the first war as a Leutnant but after a knee shot,
he was not use ably for the infantry anymore and was transferred to the Fliegertruppe. He ended the war as a commander of a bomber plane and joined the Deutschen Luft-Reederei, Lufthansa,
as a pilot. At the outbreak of World War II Gablenz was commodore of a Transport Fleet and later the highest leader of the Transport of the Luftwaffe under Hermann Goering
(did you know
), here arrested.
. As a Oberstleutnant and commander of Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 172,
he transported, with JU 52’s, all war material and soldiers to Norway in April 1940, Operation Norway. He was the first Replacement Officer, promoted to Generalmajor and on 01-11-1941 as a General. He was also the Chief of the Reichs Air Force Ministry
Gablenz crashed on 21-08-1942 with a French Siebel Si 204,
on a service flight near Mühlberg, along the river Elbe and the cause is never dissolved, all passengers were killed. One was the SA-Oberführer and Amtschef of the Bildungsministerium, Ministerialdirektor Carl Krümmel,
age 47 and also died the Radioman Oberfeldwebel Klaer. Adolf Hitler
(did you know
) awarded Gablenz posthumous, as the four’s person, with the Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuz mit Schwertern.
On 06-02-1919, Leutnant von Gablenz in Gonzenheim married his fiancée and cousin Anna Martha Paula von Forckenbeck (born 13-12-1897 in Frankfurt an der Oder), daughter of the District Court Director, Privy Councilor of Justice Franz Theodor Max von Forckenbeck, and his wife Johanna Paulina Clara Elisabeth, born von Hagens. Witnesses were the bride’s 61-year-old father and 37-year-old Hauptmann Max Freiherr von Gablenz (living in Durlach near Karlsruhe), the eldest brother of Carl August. The marriage resulted in two sons and a daughter. His son Franz-Heinrich Freiherr von Gablenz (1922-2019; during the war long-range reconnaissance aircraft of the Luftwaffe, last leutnant) became a flight Hauptmann, then chief pilot of Lufthansa, his grandson Dr. jur. Carl-Heinrich Freiherr von Gablenz (born 02-02-1952) was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CargoLifter AG
Death and burial ground of Gablenz, Carl August Heindrich Adolf Freiherr von.
the former Jewish commander of the 1936 Olympia village.