Ibel, Max Josef, born 02-01-1896 in Munich,
joined the Army Service on 05-07-1915, age 19, as Fahnenjunker with the 1st
Bavarian Pionier-Ersatz-Battalion. He became the Company Leader of the 3th
Field-Pionier-Kompanie des I. Bayerischen Armeekorps
, on 08-03-1916 and in the fields of the first war. At the end of the war he as a Leutnant. Ibel is transferred to Lipezkin, Russia, for a secret pilot training, agreement Rapallo, until 30-09-1931.
The Treaty of Rapallo
was an agreement signed on 16-04-1922 between the German Republic and Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) under which each renounced all territorial and financial claims against the other following the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and World War I.
Chancellor of Germany Joseph Wirth (2.from left) with Krassin, Georgi Chicherin and Joffe from the Russian delegation.
Back in Germany Max Ibel is assigned as Company Chief of the 7th
Pioneer Battalion and transferred as a Hauptmann to the Luftwaffe
on 01-04-1934 and is for training in the Flying School in Schleissheim. From 01-03-1935 until 14-05-1936 he is leader of the inspection of the Schools in Berlin. With the start of world War II he is appointed as the commander of the new 27th
Jagdflieger Squadron and on 12-10-1940 with the command of the 4th
Jagdflieger School in Fürth. Promoted to Major on 21-07-1940 with the command of the 3rd
Jagdflieger Squadron and on 01-12-1942 to Higher Leader of the Squadron West. He lands in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler
) (did you know
) from 15-09-1943 until 30-09-1943 and assigned as commander of the 2nd
Fighter Division 01-10-1943 succeeding Generalleutnant Walter Schwabedissen
but again in the Reserve on 01-01-1945. 2nd
Fighter Division was one of the primary divisions of the German Luftwaffe. He was succeeded by Oberst, Gustav Rödel
. It was formed 01-05-1942 in Stade. The flyer ace, Oberst, Helmut Lent
crashed and was buried in Stade. The Division was disbanded on 08-05-1945. After the war Ibel joined the new Bundeswehr and appointed to Commander of the Air Defend Division on 30-09-1961 and is retired.
Death and burial ground of Ibel, Max Josef.
Retiring in Munich he at the age of 85 died, on 19-03-1981 and is buried with his wife Lore, born Unold, who died age 82 on 08-10-1980, on the Waldfriedhof of Munich. Also buried there are the second wife of Hermann Goering, Emmy Sonnemann
. Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Commander of the Troops Exercise Grounds in Maria ter Heide, Heinrich Curtze, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur Wehrmacht Operaties Staff, Ernst Detleffsen, Franz Ritter von Epp, Generalmajor der Kavallerie, Staff of the Inspector of Land Fortifications West, Gero von Gersdorf, Oberst der Wehrmacht, Highest German Commander on D-Day, Normandy, Ernst Goth, SS Obergruppenführer, Kommandeur General II SS Panzerkorps, Paul Hausser, SS Obersturmführer, Chef 1./SS Pz Grenadier Regiment 38 “Goetz von Berlichingen”, Bruno Hinz, Generaloberst der Flakartillerie, Günther Rüdel, aircraft designer, Hugo Junkers, General der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur der 4th Panzerdivision , Dietrich von Saucken, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur Luftregio Truppe 3, Ernst Weber, the bearer of the Nazi blood flag SS Standartenführer, Jacob Grimminger, the scientist Werner Heisenberg, Generalmajor der Gebirgstruppe, Kommandeur der Jäger Regiment 100, Otto Schury, Goering’s second wife, Emmy Goering Sonnemann and the famous film maker Leni Riefenstahl. “Triumpf of the Will” , the film chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg.