and Duncan survived but never flew again, he died age 70, on 24-04-1965. Höhne retired from the Service in December 1918 and reactivated in January 1930 as the leader of the Military Pilot School, in Breslau-Gandau until 30-06-1934, that same day Adolf Hitler
(did you know
) murdered his SA opponents in the “Knight of the long Knives”,
in Bad Wiessee. Ernst Röhm
, Edmund Heines
, August Schneidhuber
and Theodor Eicke
The Night of the Long Knives between 30 June and 2 July 1934 saw the killing of approximately 82 SA men, including almost its entire leadership, effectively ending the power of the SA. At the beginning of World War II, Höhne was in Hermann Goering’s
(did you know
) Luftwaffe as the Group Commander of the 254th
Bomber Wing and at the same time Air Base Commander in Fritzler until 21-06-1940. Höhne as a Air Fighter in the Squadron “Totenkopfgeschwader” was involved in the bomb attack on Rotterdam, Netherlands, on 14-05-1940, (see Jan Ackermans
and (see About
). The centre of the city was destroyed and around 900 civilian persons died. He was appointed to commander of the 54th
Bomber Wing to 15-08-1941 and severely wounded in hospital from 15-08-1941 to 31-08-1943 after an air accident. Commander of the Air War School in Fürstenfeldbrück
and at the same time Airport Area Command A, 12/VII to 08-05-1945.
Death and burial ground of Höhne, Otto.
Cemetery and grave location of Höhne, Otto.