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Hellmuth Felmy

SurnameFelmy
Given NameHellmuth
Born28 May 1885
Died14 Dec 1965
CountryGermany
CategoryMilitary-Ground
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseHellmuth Felmy was born in Berlin, Germany in 1885. He joined the army in 1904, and in 1912 he attended the army's flight school. During WW1, he commanded a German Army Air Service squadron on the Turkish Front. Remaining in the military after WW1, he saw service with both infantry and air units. In 1938, he was promoted to the rank of General der Flieger. On 10 Jan 1940, a German Bf 108 aircraft crashed in Belgium with German invasion plans for the Low Countries aboard; two days later, as a responsible superior officer in this Mechelen Incident, he was dismissed as the commanding general of Air Fleet 2 (Luftflotte 2). He played no roles in the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) until May 1941, when he was made the commanding officer of Special Staff F (Sonderstab F)based in Greece; the short-lived mission, which sought to support a pro-German and anti-British element in Iraq, ended a month later. He remained in the Balkans in command of occupation troops. His final posting during the war was the commanding officer of XXXIV Army Corps, which was effectively wiped out by Yugoslavian partisan units in the final months of the war. In 1948, during the Hostages Trial in Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Germany, he was found guilty for war crimes and was sentenced to a 15-year prison sentence. He was released in 1951. He passed away in Darmstadt, West Germany in 1965. He was buried at the Alter Friedhof cemetery in Darmstadt.

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Hellmuth Felmy Timeline

28 May 1885 Hellmuth Felmy was born in Berlin, Germany.
31 Jan 1931 Hellmuth Felmy's son, future actor Hansjörg Felmy, was born in Berlin, Germany.
4 Feb 1938 Hellmuth Felmy was promoted to the rank of General der Flieger.
12 Jan 1940 Hellmuth Felmy was relieved of command of Luftflotte 2 as the result of the Mechelen Incident.
20 May 1941 Hellmuth Felmy was made the commanding officer of Sonderstab F, the cover for the secret German mission in Iraq.
20 Jun 1941 Hellmuth Felmy was stepped down as the commanding officer of Sonderstab F, the cover for the German mission in Iraq.
15 Jan 1951 Hellmuth Felmy was released from imprisonment.
14 Dec 1965 Hellmuth Felmy passed away in Darmstadt, West Germany.

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Defendants of the Hostages Trial during the Nuremberg Trials, Nürnberg, Germany, 1947-1948




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Defendants of the Hostages Trial during the Nuremberg Trials, Nürnberg, Germany, 1947-1948




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