Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring (1893-1946)

Discussions on the personalities of the Wehrmacht and of the organizations not covered in the other sections. Hosted by askropp and Frech.
graveland
Member
Posts: 13299
Joined: 20 Aug 2008 15:07

Re: Unknown Pin worn by Hermann Göring

Post by graveland » 18 Jun 2016 16:03

I agree you, luftk. It is not the HJ-Ehrenzeichen.

Cheers.

User avatar
Dieter Zinke
In memoriam
Posts: 9839
Joined: 02 Dec 2003 09:12
Location: Koblenz / germany

Re: Unknown Pin worn by Hermann Göring

Post by Dieter Zinke » 18 Jun 2016 17:00

.... and furthermore the HJ Golden Honour Badge is not in Göring's impressive collection!

Dieter Z.

Halfdan S.
Member
Posts: 2695
Joined: 08 Oct 2007 02:02
Location: Copenhagen

Re: Did Göring have any relatives?

Post by Halfdan S. » 23 Jan 2017 22:52

Very informative and thorough, Torsten!

What do you say to the claim, that Karl Megerle https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Megerle was the brother-in-law of Göring?: "Von seinem Privatleben ist nur bekannt, dass er verheiratet und Hermann Göring sein Schwager war". The note tells us: Maria Keipert (Red.): Biographisches Handbuch des deutschen Auswärtigen Dienstes 1871–1945. Herausgegeben vom Auswärtigen Amt, Historischer Dienst. Band 3: Gerhard Keiper, Martin Kröger: L–R. Schöningh, Paderborn u. a. 2008, S. 212 (dort ohne Nennung des Namens seiner Ehefrau oder des Datums: „verheiratet“); Alfred Kube: Pour le mérite und Hakenkreuz. Hermann Göring im Dritten Reich. 2. Auflage. Oldenbourg, München 1987, S. 219 (dort ohne weitere Angaben in Fußnote 39: „Görings Schwager Karl Megerle“).

Best
Halfdan S.

User avatar
Oberst Stucks
Member
Posts: 115
Joined: 14 Oct 2017 23:52
Location: Italy

Hermann Göring in Heer's General uniform

Post by Oberst Stucks » 16 Dec 2017 04:24

I think I found something neat - a portrait of Göring wearing an Heer's General uniform.
My only doubt is how to contextualize it - it was a Reichswehr appointment, before Hitler's take of power; or after 1933, in the brief period in which the Army was kept un-nazified?
Thanks to everyone in advance!
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Kindest regards,
Stucks

User avatar
von thoma
Member
Posts: 6481
Joined: 10 Jul 2010 03:40
Location: Spain

Re: Hermann Göring in Heer's General uniform

Post by von thoma » 16 Dec 2017 05:41

I think is an uniform of Prussian Army, according to his cockade.
" The right to believe is the right of those who don't know "

User avatar
askropp
Forum Staff
Posts: 7374
Joined: 07 May 2008 23:42

Re: Hermann Göring in Heer's General uniform

Post by askropp » 16 Dec 2017 11:04

31.08.1933 Charakter als General der Infanterie a.D. mit RDA vom 01.10.1931
01.03.1935 General der Flieger

Before the establishment of the Luftwaffe, Göring appeared in Party, SA or Heer uniform (probably also Polizei, perhaps somebody has a photo?).
There are times in history when staying neutral means taking sides.

User avatar
Dieter Zinke
In memoriam
Posts: 9839
Joined: 02 Dec 2003 09:12
Location: Koblenz / germany

Re: Hermann Göring in Heer's General uniform

Post by Dieter Zinke » 16 Dec 2017 11:15

askropp wrote: ... SA or Heer uniform (probably also Polizei, perhaps somebody has a photo?).
Here you go

Dieter Z.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Oberst Stucks
Member
Posts: 115
Joined: 14 Oct 2017 23:52
Location: Italy

Re: Hermann Göring in Heer's General uniform

Post by Oberst Stucks » 17 Dec 2017 13:27

Excellent material.
Thanks everyone for the help and info :D
Kindest regards,
Stucks

Rhodesia
Member
Posts: 4
Joined: 04 Oct 2018 15:25
Location: Jersey

Göring’s Authority over the OKW

Post by Rhodesia » 04 Oct 2018 15:30

Hello all, new to this forum but I’m hoping to receive some help. I’ve searched for answers online but not much seems to go deep into the subject.

I understand that Göring was Reichsmarschall and Commander of the Luftwaffe, but did he have any kind of authority over the other branches of the Wehrmacht, the OKW in particular? Or did he only have command over the Luftwaffe? Thank you.

ljadw
Member
Posts: 15415
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 17:50

Re: Göring’s Authority over the OKW

Post by ljadw » 04 Oct 2018 20:41

Göring had no authority at all over the OKW which was only the department of war, under an other name, neither had Keitel (chief OKW ) any authority over Göring and the OKL.

Rhodesia
Member
Posts: 4
Joined: 04 Oct 2018 15:25
Location: Jersey

Re: Göring’s Authority over the OKW

Post by Rhodesia » 04 Oct 2018 21:42

ljadw wrote:
04 Oct 2018 20:41
Göring had no authority at all over the OKW which was only the department of war, under an other name, neither had Keitel (chief OKW ) any authority over Göring and the OKL.
And the Heer in general?

CNE503
Member
Posts: 2395
Joined: 23 Aug 2010 12:01
Location: Dijon, Bourgogne, France

Re: Göring’s Authority over the OKW

Post by CNE503 » 04 Oct 2018 23:07

No authority at all on the Heer represented by the OKH neither.

CNE503
"Sicut Aquila" / "Ils s'instruisent pour vaincre" / "par l'exemple, le coeur et la raison" / "Labor Omnia Vincit"

User avatar
AlifRafikKhan
Member
Posts: 7996
Joined: 15 Sep 2007 19:02
Location: Sukabumi, Indonesia

Re: Did Göring have any relatives?

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 07 Nov 2018 20:31

Hi, is Peter Göring, the East German border patrol who became the first DDR "martyr" in 1962, also a relative of the famous Reichsmarschall?

Mark Costa
Member
Posts: 2766
Joined: 26 Jul 2002 17:41
Location: USA

First Reichsmarschall uniform

Post by Mark Costa » 23 Jun 2019 15:11

Found this photo just recently. The date is from a VB article dated only 5 days after Göring's promotion to Reichsmarschall. This has to be the earliest version of the new uniform. Note that the collar tabs are of a regular Luftwaffe Generalfeldmarschall on his new Reichsmarschall uniform.

Mark Costa
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

oquaig
Member
Posts: 84
Joined: 04 Jul 2012 19:41

Hermann Göring where abouts in July 1941

Post by oquaig » 29 Jun 2020 08:41

Hi everyone,
I was wondering if there was any information of Hermann Göring's where abouts in July of 1941. I have unconfirmed info on his being at Rastenberg on July 1941 and at Orsha süd airfield on or about 19-20 July 1941. On both occasions he was traveling on his personal command train. I was wondering if anyone had hard info on this and can name a reliable (or any source) source ?

Thanks in advance for any input
oquaig

Return to “The Dieter Zinke Axis Biographical Research Section”