Sons of the famous killed in Der Krieg

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Sons of the famous killed in Der Krieg

Post by Peter H » 15 Jul 2007 04:48

Erich Ludendorff
Two of his stepsons,both fliers,were killed in the war.
Franz Pernet(Jasta Boelcke) September 1917
Erich Pernet(FA 29) March 1918


Generalleutnant Oskar Philipp von Chelius
Chelius' eldest son was killed in action near Toul 1914.Another son was killed in the air.


Moriz Freiherr von Lyncker
One of Lyncker's sons,also a pilot,came down in flames


Admiral Hugo von Pohl
Pohl's only son was killed in the Vosges in 1915


Hugo von Reischarch,the Kaiser's Court-Marshal
Lost his youngest son in 1918.


General der Infanterie Walther Freiherr von Lüttwitz
One of his two sons was killed in action serving with a Jäger Battalion in 1916


Prince Friedrich of Saxe-Meiningen
His son Prince Ernst of Saxe-Meiningen was killed at Maubeuge 27th August 1914.Friedrich himself had died four days earlier,a father/son duo killed in the war.


Prinz Franz Joseph of Bavaria(deceased 1907)
His son Prinz Heinrich of Bavaria was killed in 1916 while serving with the Leib Regiment in Rumania.Heinrich was the nephew of Ludwig King of Bavaria and Field Marshal Prinz Leopold of Bavaria.A cousin of Rupprecht Kronprinz von Bayern.


Friedrich Karl Ludwig Konstantin Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel
Friedrich was married to the Kaiser's sister,Margarete Beatrice Feodora Prinzessin von Preußen.
Two of his sons were killed in the war,nephews of the Kaiser:

Prinz Maximiliian von Hessen-Kassel(October 1914)
Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm von Hesse-Kassel(September 1916)



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Post by Peter H » 15 Jul 2007 05:26

Maximilian Graf von Spee
The Admiral and his two sons Otto and Heinrich,on separate ships, went down together in December 1914.

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Post by Mad Zeppelin » 15 Jul 2007 10:03

Friedrich Ebert, chairman of the SPD and first president of the German republic, lost two of his sons in the war:
- Georg (born 1896), 5th May 1917 in France, Chemin des Dames
- Heinrich (born 1897), 14th February 1917 in Galicia
Friedrich, the eldest son (born 1894) was heavily wounded in Russia in 1916, but after recovery served again until the end of the war.

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Post by CNOCK » 15 Jul 2007 10:27

Generaloberst Alexander von KLUCK

His son Lt. zur See Egon von Kluck 5th Matrosen -Regiment , kia 28/1/1915 Lombardsijde


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Post by Peter H » 15 Jul 2007 11:53

Thanks gentleman,thats very interesting information.

The 22 year old Leutnant Friedrich von Guretzky-Cornitz,nephew of General der Infanterie Hans von Guretzky-Cornitz,was killed at Mons in August 1914.

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Post by Peter H » 15 Jul 2007 12:19

Graf Franz von Spee(1892-1918) died near Maubeuge,4th November 1918.Son of Graf Hubertus von Spee,a cousin of Admiral Maximilian Graf von Spee.

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Post by Peter H » 15 Jul 2007 13:07

Prinz Friedrich Karl of Prussia(1893-1917) was shot down and later died in 1917.He survived the crash but was shot by Australian soldiers while trying to flee the scene.Refer Australian Official History Chapter 6,Volume 4.
The Prince commanded Flieger-Abteilung (A) 258, but flew patrols in a single-seat fighter with Jasta Boelke whenever possible. It was during such a patrol on March 21, 1917 that he was forced to land with a bullet in his engine and a slight wound in the foot. He landed in No Man's Land, but while running towards his own lines was severely wounded in the back by Australian troops and later died in captivity on April 6, 1917.

He was the son of the Kaiser's cousin,Friedrich Leopold Prinz of Prussia.Prinz Friedrich Karl had been a member of the German equestrian team at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912.


AIF troops with his plane:
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Post by Peter H » 16 Jul 2007 10:06

Moriz Freiherr von Lyncker
One of Lyncker's sons,also a pilot,came down in flames
Bodo Freiherr von Lyncker(1894-1917) killed over Macedonia,February 1917,serving with Jasta 25.

A friend of Manfred von Richthofen:

http://www.century-of-flight.net/Aviati ... ournal.htm
I went through my examinations in Doberitz together with a dear fellow. First Lieutenant von Lyncker. We got on very well with one another, had the same inclinations and the same ideas as to our future activity. Our aim was to fly Fokkers and to be included in a battle squadron on the Western front. A year later we succeeded in working together for a short time. A deadly bullet hit my dear friend when bringing down his third aeroplane.

From The Jasta Pilots,Norman Franks,Frank Bailey & Rick Duiven1996:
The Jasta's first victory came on 10th December, Lt Bodo von Lyncker scoring his first victory. Von Lyncker was also the first combat casualty, colliding with an enemy Nieuport south of Gevgjeli on the 18th February.

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Post by Peter H » 16 Jul 2007 10:13

Generalleutnant Oskar Philipp von Chelius
....Another son was killed in the air.
Maximilian von Chelius(1897-1917),Jasta Boelcke,killed September 1917.Formerly of the Leib-Garde-Husaren-Regiment.

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Post by Peter H » 16 Jul 2007 10:37

Does anyone know if Hauptmann Adolf Ritter von Tutschek was related to Generalmajor Ludwig Ritter von Tutschek?

http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/tutschek.php

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Post by Peter H » 16 Jul 2007 13:29

Bernhard von Bülow's brother Generalmajor Karl Hans Ulrich von Bülow was killed near Liege on the 6th August 1914.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernhard_von_B%C3%BClow

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Post by Peter H » 05 Aug 2007 13:52

Max Planck,physicist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Planck
During the First World War Planck's oldest son, Karl, was killed in action at Verdun, and Erwin was taken prisoner by the French in 1914.

In January 1945 his second son, Erwin, to whom he had been particularly close, was executed by the Nazis because of his participation in the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in July 1944.

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Post by Peter H » 13 Aug 2007 09:35

Lyncker's eldest son was also killed in action in France in 1914.I assume he served with the Garde.

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Post by Peter H » 13 Aug 2007 09:47

Generalfeldmarschall von Eichhorn's son Wolf also served as a Kapitänleutnant in the German Navy but survived the war.His father was assassinated in the Ukraine in 1918.

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Post by lynckerred » 26 Oct 2007 00:43

My Great Great Granfather known to us as Nicholas Lyncker, until recently when I have been researching our roots. Where I have only been able to get so far as he was born in Bromburg Germany January 1876. He was denied papers and investigated as a german spy after his neighbor George Storck informed the F.B.I that a Mr. George Nicholas Von Lyncker told him that his father was a General in the German army and that he himself served several years as an officer in Paris. My GGGrandfather was a Dr. in Jacksonville Florida. I have hit many dead ends I can't speak German and I can't find anything! Help!!! Please.. Thank you for anything!!

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