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Robert Ritter von Greim

German flying ace

Died when: 52 years 336 days (635 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

Robert Ritter von Greim

Robert Ritter von Greim (born Robert Greim; 22 June 1892 – 24 May 1945) was a German Field Marshal and First World War flying ace.

In April 1945, in the last days of World War II, Adolf Hitler appointed Greim commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) after Hermann Göring had been dismissed for treason.

He is the last person ever promoted to Field Marshal in the German armed forces.After the surrender of Nazi Germany in May 1945, Greim was captured by the Allies.

He committed suicide in an American-controlled prison on 24 May 1945.


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