Schilffarth, Ludwig

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Schilffarth, Ludwig, born 22-11-1894 in Mainstockheim, Kitzingen, joined the Army, age 18, on 01-10-1913, as a war volunteer with the 9th Bavarian Infantry Regiment . Schillfarth, Ludwig, served in the first war as a Platoon and Company Leader with the 24th Bavarian Infantry Regiment and Ordinance Officer the Regiments Staff. Schilffarth remained in the new Reichswehr  and was transferred to the Luftwaffe  on 01-11-1935. With the outbreak of World War II he as an Oberst and commander of the 23rd Flak Regiment until 25-10-1939. Commander of the 202nd Flak Regiment to 15-07-1940 and at the same time acting commander of Air Defence Command in Berlin, Gauleiter Josef Goebbels  (did you know). Commander of the 1st Flak Division  to 19-01-1943, meanwhile a Major General and General of Flak Artillery with the Air Region Command in Italy until 30-09-1943. German General with the Italian Flak forces to 31-01-1944 and commander of Special Purpose Air Defence Command in Denmark, to 19-02-1944, now a Lieutenant General. The youngest Lieutenant General in WWII with 36, was Theodor Tolsdorff, the youngest General, with 42, Walter  Wenck. Successively commander of the 4th Flak Division to 31-10-1944 and General of Flak Artillery with Air Region Command VI until, 31-12-1944. His last command was as Commanding General of the VI Flak corps and landed in Allied captivity on 08-05-1945.

Death and burial ground of Schilffarth, Ludwig.

Released on 31-03-1947 Schilffarth retired in Planegg, where he at the age of 71 died, on 10-02-1966, He is buried with his wife Christa, born Hax, who died age 79, 13-04-1973, on the Stadtfriedhof of Planegg. On the cemetery Fürstenriederstrasse in Planegg is buried General der Kavallerie,  Kommandeur 12th ArmeekorpsFranz Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein.

 

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