Hans Ferdinand Geisler

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Hans-Ferdinand Geisler
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Hans Geisler in February 1941
Born (1891-04-19)19 April 1891
Hanover, German Empire
Died 25 June 1966 (1966-06-26) (aged 75)
Freiburg im Breisgau, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
 Reichsmarine
Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Years of service 1909–1942
Rank General der Flieger
Commands held 10th Air Corps

Hans-Ferdinand Geisler (19 April 1891 – 25 June 1966) was a German general during World War II.

Military career[edit]

Born in Hanover in April 1891, Geisler joined the Imperial German Navy on April 1, 1909 as a Seekadett, prior to World War I and served during the entire conflict. He joined the newly formed Luftwaffe in September 1933, reaching the rank of General der Flieger in July 1940. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 4 May 1940. He retired in October 1942 and died in June 1966 in Freiburg im Breisgau.

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References[edit]

  • Patrick, Facon (2009). Malte, 1940-1943: Comment Rommel fut vaincu. Le Fana de l'Aviation Hors-Série n°42
  • 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 [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] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.