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Hermann Plocher
Born (1901-01-05)5 January 1901
Died 8 December 1980(1980-12-08) (aged 79)
Place of birth Stuttgart
Place of death Murrhardt
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Bundeswehr Kreuz.svg Luftwaffe (Bundeswehr)
Years of service 1918–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Battles/wars World War I
Spanish Civil War
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hermann Plocher (5 January 1901 – 8 December 1980) was a Luftwaffe commander during World War II and Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves recipient. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.



  1. Hermann Plocher's nomination had been finalized by the Heeres Personalamt HPA (Army Staff Office) and was ready for signature by the end of the war. According to the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) the award was present in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The presentation date was assigned by Fellgiebel. Plocher was a member of the AKCR.[3]


  1. Scherzer 2007, p. 598.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 103.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 163.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • 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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Military offices
Preceded by
General Alfred Schlemm
Commander of 1. Flieger-Division
1 October 1942 – 31 October 1942
Succeeded by
General Alfred Bülowius
Preceded by
Generalmajor Josef Punzert
Commander of 4. Flieger-Division
1 July 1943 – 25 August 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Franz Reuß
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Harry Herrmann
Commander of 6. Fallschirmjäger-Division
1 October 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of 2. Luftverteidigungsdivision(Bundeswehr)
1958 – December 1960
Succeeded by
Brigadegeneral Werner Eugen Hoffmann

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