Gablenz Carl von, born 13-10-1893 in Erfurt, entered the Army, on 10-02-1913, age 19, as a Fahnenjunker in the Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1.
He 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. Adolf Hitler
(did you know
) awarded him posthumous, as the four’s person, with the Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuz mit Schwertern.
Death and burial ground of Gablenz, Carl August Heindrich Adolf Freiherr von.
and Hauptmann, Wolfgang Fürstner
the former Jewish commander of the 1936 Olympia village.