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History - Hermann Göring

Hermann Göring, Reichsmarschall of the Luftwaffe

On January 12th 1893 Hermann Göring was born in Rosenheim.

In 1916, after his exams, he leaves the cadet school and receives training as a pilot. During the war, he becomes a commander in the Richthoven squadron.

In the Third Reich, Göring was the minister for air as well as the Prussian minister president and was promoted in July 1940 to General Field Marshall of the Great German Empire - a rank that was specially created for him.

On the 10th October 1944, Göring visited the subterranean factory "REIMAHG" near Kahla, who had been named after him.

Göring escaped from Berlin in April 1945 and became a prisoner on the 7th May 1945, while on his way from Castle Mauterndorf (Austria) to Castle Fischhorn apprehended by the US 7th Army. In 1946, he was indicted as the second highest National socialist in Nurnberg and condemned to death.
He choose to commit suicide.