Voelk, Wilhelm

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Voelk, Wilhelm, born 17-03-1890 in Munich, entered the Army on 19-09-1909, age 19, as Fahnenjunker in the Königlich Bayerische Armee, with the 6th Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment “Kaiser Wilhelm, König von Preußen” . He went to the War School in Munich on 26-10-1911 and was promoted to Leutnant. He was transferred to the Flyer Battalion on 02-02-1914 and started a pilot training with the Königlich Bayerischen Flyer-Department in Schleißheim. With the beginning of the first war he was company leader in the 14th Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment “Hartmann”. He received both the Iron Crosses  and on 19-08-1919 promoted to Hauptmann in the new 100.000 men Reichswehr but retired. He was reactivated in Hermann Goering’s (did you know) (see Goering Peter) growing Luftwaffe , as a Major and commander of the Fliegerhorst Landsberg am Lech, Hitler was imprisoned there in 1923.    On 01-01-1938 assigned as an Oberstleutnant. On 01-04-1938 he was commander of Fliegerhorst Graz. Mid August he lost this command and was appointed as commander of Airport Command 17 and later as commander of Air Region Poland. In the winter of 1940/1941 he was commander of the Air Region Laval in France and from 20-06-1941 as commander of Air Region Command 8/XII. On 01-10-1941 he was promoted to Oberst and mid January 1942 commander of Luftwaffe Field Regiment 5. End November 1942 he took the command of the 4th Luftwaffe Field Division , until 01-04-1943. He succeeded the the Oberst Rainer Stahel  . Völk was promoted to Generalmajor on 01-10-1943 with the command of Airport Region Command 2/XVII in Prague. Völk was retired on 28-02-1945, but still arrested by the American Forces in Mai 1945.

Death and burial ground of Voelk, Wilhelm.

 Released in 1946, Völk lived in beaufull Garmisch Partenkirchen  where he at the age of 74 died, on 21-07-1964. He is buried on the Stadtfriedhof of Garmisch.­

    

 

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