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Albert Kesselring

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Kesselring in 1940

Albert Kesselring (30 November 1885 - 16 July 1960), was a German Wehrmacht general/Field Marshal Military Officer in Germany during World War II and a convicted Nazi Military war criminal He is also Hermann Göring’s second in Command of the German Wehrmacht Military’s Luftwaffe the regular Air Force branch of the Wehrmacht which give air superiority to bombardment enemy army forces as air support while the regular German Armies (Heer) fight on land in Europe during the War. Kesselring joined Germany’s Imperial German Army in 1904 and served as a infantry soldier in the army until 1912 when he served as a Balloon Observer in the Imperial German Army Air Force until 1913. During World War 1 in Europe from 1914-1919 he served as a Junior Army Officer with the rank of Hauptmann (Captain). He later then became a Oberst (Colonel) in 1930 in the Reichswehr’s German Army after the war. He then got promoted to Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshal) in the German Army of the Reichswehr/Wehrmacht in 1934. In 1935 Generalfeldmarschall Kesselring got transferred to the Luftwaffe which is the regular Air Force branch of the Wehrmacht which served along side with the regular German army branch on land while in air while the German Navy branch served at sea. During the War in Europe from 1939-1945 he committed various crimes but was not a Holocaust perpetrator like Hermann Göring or Heinrich Himmler.