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Ulrich Kessler

Ulrich Kessler

German General and Knight's Cross recipients
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Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipients
Countries Germany
Occupations Diplomat
Gender male
Birth November 3, 1894 (Gdańsk)
Death March 27, 1983 (Bad Urach)
Ulrich Kessler
The details

Ulrich Otto Eduard Kessler (3 November 1894 – 27 March 1983) was a German general (General der Flieger) in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded by Nazi Germany to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Ulrich Kessler was captured on 15 May 1945 while on board U-234 by a 15-man boarding party from the destroyer USS Sutton. He was returning to active duty as Chief of the Luftwaffe-Liaison-Staff Tokyo and Air-Attache at the German Embassy in Tokyo.

Awards and decorations

  • German Cross in Gold (3 April 1944)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 8 April 1944 as Generalleutnant and Fliegerführer Atlantik
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 279.

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