Hitschhold, Hubertus, born 07-07-1912 Kurwien, joined the Reichhswehr after finishing his study, on 01-03-1930, age 17 and soon, in 1931 he became a pilot. He followed a secret training as a Fighter Pilot in Lipezk, Russia
and transferred to the 2nd
Prussian Regiment on 01-10-1931 and joined the Hermann Goering’s
(did you know
) and (Goering Peter
) new Luftwaffe in 1935. He was taken up in the 1st
Stuka Squadron, 163rd
and was soon appointed as a Staffelkapitän of the 2nd
Max Immelmann, the WWI ace,
was the first pilot to be awarded the Pour le Mérite, Germany’s highest military honour was the first pilot to be awarded the Pour le Mérite, Germany’s highest military honour in World War I
. Hitschhold was promoted to Hauptmann during the Poland invasion and assigned as commander of the 1st
Group. His leading in the Western Invasion was awarded with the rank of Major, on 19-07-1940 and he received the Iron Cross of the Iron Cross.
Hitschhold then was involved in the Battle of Britain (see Bomber Harris
, the Balkan war and Operation Merkur, landing on Crete, Mai 1941 (see Bruno Bräuer
before he was transferred to the East Front for Operation Barbarossa, June 1941. He had to make a forced landing with his Ju 87 behind enemy lines, already on the first day 21-06-1941, hit by anti aircraft fire. Leutnant Freitag, Captain of the 3rd
Squadron, landed close by and took Hitschhold and his radioman on board. Hitschhold her with Field Marshal der Luftwaffe, commander 4 Luftflotte Wolfram von Richthofen
was appointed to commander of the Stuka School in Wertheim, on 16-10-1941 and awarded with the Oak Leaves, on 31-12-1941. He was back on the front again from 18-06-1942 as commander of the 1st
Fighter Squadron and his Squadron was refreshed with the new Fighter Bomber Focke Wulf FW 190. He lost his command of the 1st
Squadron to Oberstleutnant Alfred Druschel, Druschel crashed age 27, on 01-01-1945, near Aachen, on 10-06-1943 and got the command of the 2nd
Alfred Druschel. Ernst Kupfer.
He on 06-11-1943, now as a General, succeeded the crashed General Ernst Kupfer, Kupfer crashed on 06-11-1943, age 35, during a inspection trip over Greece.
Death and burial ground of Hitschhold, Hubertus.
Hubertus Hitschhold ended the war as a Generalmajor and retired in Söcking, near the Starnbergersee, where he at the age of 53 died, on 10-03-1966 and is buried with his wife Liselotte, who died old age 90 in 1996, on the cemetery of Söcking.