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Günther Sachs
Born 4 May 1903
Died 15 July 1962(1962-07-15) (age 57)
Place of birth Springe
Place of death Venice
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Reichswehr (1921-1933)
Luftwaffe (1934–1945)
Years of service 1921–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 18. Flak-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Günther Sachs (4 May 1903 – 15 July 1962) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the 18. Flak-Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language:Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Günther Sachs was captured by Allied troops in 1945 and was released in 1948.

Awards and decorationsEdit

Reference in the WehrmachtberichtEdit

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
10 March 1945 Sie wurden durch Luftwaffenkräfte unter Führung von Generalmajor Uebe und die im Erdkampf eingesetzte 18. Flak-Division unter Führung von Generalmajor Sachs wirkungsvoll unterstützt.[3] They were effectively supported by Luftwaffe forces under the leadership of Generalmajor Uebe and those in ground fighting deployed 18th Flak-Division, under the leadership of Generalmajor Sachs.

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 393.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 300.
  3. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 480.
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]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • 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. 
  • (in German) Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945]. München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 
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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Adolf Wolf
Commander of 18. Flak-Division
2 October 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None

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