Schimpf, Richard, born 16-05-1897 in Eggenfeld, Lower Bavaria, joined the Army Service as a Fahnenjunker, age 18, on 11-02-1915 and was in the fields of the first war as a Platoon and Company Leader and remained in the new 10 divisions Reichswehr afterwards. He finished a pilot training on 27-09-1925 and retired from the Service on 31-08-1929. He entered Hermann Goering (did you know) Luftwaffe as a Major and Officer with Special Duties in the RLM on 01-02-1935. He was as an Oberst the Department Chief for Air Chart and Survey Affairs, RLM from 01-03-1936 to 25-03-1940, World War II had started. Department Chief of RLM, to 03-11-1940. Chief of the General Staff of Air Fleet 4, until 15-01-1941. He was successively Chief of Staff of Air Region Command VIII to 30-11-1941, of Field Air Region Command Kiev to 09-09-1942 and of Field Air Region Command Kharkov, until 26-05-1942. Delegated with the leadership of Luftwaffe Division Eugen Meindl.
Commander of the 21st Luftwaffe Field Division to 24-10-1943, now a Generalmajor and landed in the infamous Führer Reserve OKL (see Adolf Hitler) to 16-02-1944. Meanwhile a Generalleutnant he becomes the commander of the 3rd Paratrooper Division to 20-08-1944 and is severely wounded in hospital until 05-01-1945. Recovered he again is the commander of the 3rd Paratroopers Division, to 08-03-1945 and lands in US captivity. Released on 22-12-19147 and joined the new German Bundeswehr for many years and retired 31-07-1962.
Death and burial ground of Schimpf, Richard.
Living in Düsseldorf Schimpf died at the age of 57, on 30-12-1947 and is buried with his wife Hilde, born Othegraven, who died age 81, on 22-12-1990, on the Nordfriedhof of Düsseldorf. Also buried there are Hitler’s favorite architects, Hermann Giesler and Paul Giesler and Arno Breker, Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 526th Infanterie Division, Fritz Kühne, diplomat in Paris, Ernst vom Rath, killed in Paris by the Jewish boy Grynspan