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Alexander Holle
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Alexander Holle
Born 27 February 1898
Died 16 July 1978(1978-07-16) (age 41)
Place of birth Bielefeld
Place of death Munich
Allegiance Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1915–1918)
Reichswehr (1918–1933)
Heer (1933-1934)
Luftwaffe (1934–1945)
Years of service 1915–1928
1929–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held Kampfgeschwader 26
Fliegerführer Nord (Ost)
X. Fliegerkorps
Luftflotte 4
Luftflotte 3
Deutschen Luftwaffe in Dänemark
Battles/wars

World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Alexander Holle (27 February 1898 – 16 July 1978) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Alexander Holle was captured by Allied troops in May 1945 and was held until 1948.

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ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 193.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
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