Homburg, Erich, born 02-10-1886 in Rosenthal, Silesia, joined thw Army Service in the 41st
Field Artillery Regiment on 01-04-1906, age 19. He was mobilized in 1914, and from 3 August he served as Ordonnanz Officer and Battalion Adjutant in Reserve Field Artillery Regiment No. 12. In October 1914 he joined the Air Force and received training as an artillery observer from October 26 on. Served on 01-06-1915 in the field flying department 34 (FFA 34) and the Feldflieger-Abteilung 53 (FFA 53), then from 07-10-1916 at the Feldflieger-Abteilung 25 (FFA 25) with a Fokker
. Homburg was the first German observer with on-board radio and pioneer of aviation photography (aerial photograph, LB), as such, among other leaders of the platoon train 20, later, now a leutnant and active officer, the 1, eventually leader of the Aviation Department (LB) 260th his demobilization took place in the Flieger-Ersatz-Abteilung 1 (FEA 1). As of 20-02-1919 he was assigned to the airfield Freiburg (where Hermann Goering was trained in 1915) and was adopted on 31-03-1920 from the Provisional Reichswehr. He started a pilot training
and as the leader of the 1st
Flying Battalion in the first received the Iron Cross
. Homburg was retired on 31-03-1920.
First Leutnant Erich Homburg’s silver cigarette case, with a portrait photograph of his girlfriend Monika Richter. As an Oberst in Hermann Goering’s
(did you know
Luftwaffe he was the Senior Quartermaster of Air Fleet 4, until 19-12-1941, at the beginning of World War II. Commander of the Technical Brigade “Mineralol” to 31-01-1943. He landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler
) (did you know
) and detached to the 10th
Military Economics Inspection VII in Munich, under Generaloberst Alexander Löhr
until 31-03-1943. Temporary Armaments Inspector XII A, in Münster to 1944. Leader of firing Commission with the Air Fleet Reich, in Wiesbaden , until Mai 1945. He was again in the Führer Reserve OKL and placed to disposal of the Flying Replacement Division, and retired 30-04-1945.
Death and burial ground of Homburg, Erich.
Homburg remained in Wiesbaden where he, at the age of 77, died on 04-07-1954 and is buried with his wife Annelies, born Goecke, on the Nordfriedhof of Wiesbaden. Wiesbaden a favourite place for WWII Generals, and on the Nordfriedhof close to Homburg are buried the Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur 170th Infanterie Division, Franz Bentivegni
, General der Infanterie, Kommandeur der LXIII Heeresgruppe, Ernst Dehner
, Generalleutnant der Kavallerie, Jurist Reichs Kriegsgericht, Friedrich Eberhardt
, Generalleutant der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 172nd Division, Kurt Fischer
, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Commander of POW’s in area Wehrmacht Commander Eastern Territories, Victor Gaissert
, Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur der Raketten Artillerie Truppe, Ernst Graewe
, Generalleutnant der Flieger, Kommandeur Luftwaffe Versorgung, Friedrich Hanesse
, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur der 4th Fallschirmjägerluftflotte, Battle for Stalingrad, Hans von Herudt von Rhode
, General der Flieger, Erich von Keiser
, Generalleutnant der Flieger, Leader of firing Commission with the Air Fleet Reich, in Wiesbaden, Erich Homberg
, Generalmajor der Flieger, Commander of POW’s Military District III, Herbert Giese
, Generaloberst der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 15th Division , D-Day, Hans von Salmuth
, Generalmajor der Wehrmacht, Chef des Generalstabes vom Generalkommando XXXIII: Armeekorps, Friedrich von Unger
, Generalleutnant der Wehrmacht, Military Attaché on the German, Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, Bruno Uthmann, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Command of the X Army, Hanns Adolf Voigt, Generalmajor der Flieger, 8th Departement der Luftwaffe, Horst Voigt-Ruscheweyh and Vice Admiral, Marineattaché, Ralf von Marwitz.