Rebsch, Gerhard

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Rebsch, Gerhard, born 20-02-1894 in Berlin, Gauleiter Josef Goebbels (did you know) entered the Army Service as a war volunteer on 14-08-1914, in the 149th Infantry Regiment, age 20. He was in the fields with this Regiment as a Platoon Leader and wounded  in hospital from 014-08-1915 until 02-0916, almost one year. He started a pilot observer training  on 08-10-1916, ended the war as an Oberleutnant, Observer and Officer with Special Duties with the 43rd Flying Battalion and retired on 25-11-1918. He reactivated in the growing Luftwaffe  on 01-04-1935 and with the outbreak of World War II he as an Oberstleutnant was Commander of the Reconnaissance Group 14 and Air Base Commander of Reichenberg, until 10-10-1939. Chief of Operations of the Commander of Luftwaffe of the 8th Army under command of General Hans Kreysing to 31-10-1939.  Kreysing survived the war and died 14-04-1969, aged 78 in Oldenburg,  Rebsch was Group Leader in RLM, to 31-10-1940 and Office Group Chief with the Chief of Air Defence RLM until 1944. Rebsch then was detached to the Chief of Wehrmacht Transport Affairs OKW   until 15-01-1945. Then placed to the disposal of the Flying Replacement Division to 30-04-1945 and retired age 51.

Death and burial ground of Rebsch, Gerhard.

He was still in Allied captivity from 09-05-1945 and released on 31-03-1947, he lived in Northeim, Harz, where Rebsch, not a battlefield General, died age 60, on 23-07-1954. He is buried with his wife Annemarie, born Bossen, who died age 74, on 28-11-1983, on the Hauptfriedhof of Northeim.

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