Göring, Hermann
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Göring, Hermann

(January 12, 1893, Rosenheim – October 15, 1946, Nürnberg [suicide]), German fighter pilot and politician. Commander in chief of the air force from 1935–1945. Called the “erste Paladin des Führers” (“The Führer’s Champion”) and the “second man in the Reich,” Göring served as a World War I flying ace – as National Socialist propaganda never tired of mentioning. Göring took part in the First Battle of Alsace as a lieutenant of the Fourth Badisches Infantry Regiment No. 112 (“Prince W…

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Hirschfeld, Gerhard, “Göring, Hermann”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0252>
First published online: 2015



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