Wolfram von Richthofen (Richthofen)( Luftwaffe Pilot)
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Biography Wolfram von Richthofen (Richthofen)
Richthofen, Wolfram von (Richthofen), (1895-1945), the Luftwaffe pilot who has received wide recognition during the 2-nd World War. Born October 10, 1895. Nephew of the hero 1-World War II airman Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918). He was a member of the youth flying club. Military career began in 1923. He was a military attache in Rome. In 1936 became chief of staff in the Legion Condor "under General Hugo Shperle and then his successor, Major-General Helmuth Volkmann. Received in November 1938 promoted to Brigadier General, Richthofen was the last commander of this unit. Since the beginning of 2 nd World War Richthofen in command of units assault bomber "piece", which successfully operated during the invasion of Poland and France. In July 1940 on the eve of the Battle of Britain Richthofen was appointed commander of the 8 th Air Corps, who have suffered the smallest losses in battles with the Royal Air Force. Richthofen died July 12, 1945.