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Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Fink
Born (1895-03-28)28 March 1895
Died 1 June 1981(1981-06-01) (aged 86)
Place of birth Pfullingen
Place of death Pfullingen
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1914–1918)
Reichswehr (1918–1933)
Luftwaffe (1933–1945)
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank General der Flieger
Commands held Kampfgeschwader 2
2. Flieger-Division
II. Fliegerkorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Johannes Fink (28 March 1895  – 1 June 1981) was a highly decorated General der Flieger in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He had an educational degree as an Dipl.-Ing. engineer.[Notes 1] He became 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. Johannes Fink was captured by British troops in April 1945 and was released in 1948.

Awards and decorations[]

Notes[]

  1. In German, an engineer's degree is called Diplom-Ingenieur, abbreviated Dipl.-Ing.

References[]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 151.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of Kampfgeschwader 2
1 May 1939 – 20 October 1940
Succeeded by
Oberst Herbert Rieckhoff
Preceded by
General der Flieger Stefan Fröhlich
Commander of 2. Flieger-Division
1 November 1942 – 10 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hans Korte
Preceded by
Generalleutant Kurt Kleinrath
Commander of II. Fliegerkorps
1 December 1944 – January 1945
Succeeded by
General der Flieger Stefan Fröhlich


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