ESHONEK Hans (Jeschonnek)( General Colonel Aviation, Chief of General Staff of the Luftwaffe.)
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Eshonek, Hans (Jeschonnek), (1899-1943), Colonel General of Aviation, Chief of General Staff of the Luftwaffe. Born April 9, 1899 in Gogenzaltse (now Inowroclaw, Poland). Participant 1-st world war, first fought in the infantry, then served in the Air. In 1938, a colonel was among the most important aide Hermann Goering (along with Erhard Milch and Ernst Udet), on whose shoulders was placed the construction and training of the Air Force in Germany. February 1, 1939, when he was not yet forty years old, Eshonek was appointed Chief of General Staff of the Luftwaffe. In August the same year he was promoted major-general, and April 1, 1942 Colonel-General. For unexplained reasons, had committed suicide on Aug. 19, 1943 in Vost. Prussia.