Best 5 German Heer Field Marshals in WW2

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Re: Best 5 German Heer Field Marshals in WW2

Post by Alexandra W » 31 May 2018 07:27

stg 44 wrote:
jpkoch1962 wrote: 2) GFM von Richthofen: Despite being seriously under-resourced, von Richthofen always seemed to come through to lend important air support. In many ways, it was his efforts to either saved the ground forces or helped them gain tactical success.
Underresourced?! He got preferential treatment for replacements of men and equipment because of his relationship with Hitler
They called v.Richthofen as “Primadonna” for a reason lol. His friendship with the CoS also helped a lot according to Mahncke.
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Re: Best 5 German Heer Field Marshals in WW2

Post by benwi » 12 Aug 2018 08:57

Would be von Manstein, Model, Rommel and von Kleist. Unfortunately some very good commanders never made field marshall.

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Re: Best 5 German Heer Field Marshals in WW2

Post by ljadw » 12 Aug 2018 11:35

Alexandra W wrote:
31 May 2018 07:27
stg 44 wrote:
jpkoch1962 wrote: 2) GFM von Richthofen: Despite being seriously under-resourced, von Richthofen always seemed to come through to lend important air support. In many ways, it was his efforts to either saved the ground forces or helped them gain tactical success.
Underresourced?! He got preferential treatment for replacements of men and equipment because of his relationship with Hitler
They called v.Richthofen as “Primadonna” for a reason lol. His friendship with the CoS also helped a lot according to Mahncke.
Proof ?

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Re: Best 5 German Heer Field Marshals in WW2

Post by Alexandra W » 09 Nov 2018 21:22

ljadw wrote:
12 Aug 2018 11:35
Alexandra W wrote:
31 May 2018 07:27
stg 44 wrote:
jpkoch1962 wrote: 2) GFM von Richthofen: Despite being seriously under-resourced, von Richthofen always seemed to come through to lend important air support. In many ways, it was his efforts to either saved the ground forces or helped them gain tactical success.
Underresourced?! He got preferential treatment for replacements of men and equipment because of his relationship with Hitler
They called v.Richthofen as “Primadonna” for a reason lol. His friendship with the CoS also helped a lot according to Mahncke.
Proof ?
FYI Mahncke has a biography written by his son. I do believe Suchenwirth also wrote sth about that in his books.
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Re: Best 5 German Heer Field Marshals in WW2

Post by Alexandra W » 31 Dec 2018 10:56

ljadw wrote:
12 Aug 2018 11:35
Alexandra W wrote:
31 May 2018 07:27
stg 44 wrote:
jpkoch1962 wrote: 2) GFM von Richthofen: Despite being seriously under-resourced, von Richthofen always seemed to come through to lend important air support. In many ways, it was his efforts to either saved the ground forces or helped them gain tactical success.
Underresourced?! He got preferential treatment for replacements of men and equipment because of his relationship with Hitler
They called v.Richthofen as “Primadonna” for a reason lol. His friendship with the CoS also helped a lot according to Mahncke.
Proof ?
Got access to the book during vacation and took this pic where Mahncke mentioned what I said above.

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Re: Best 5 German Heer Field Marshals in WW2

Post by ljadw » 01 Jan 2019 20:23

Von Richthoven was not a Heer bur a LW Fieldmarshall, thus he does not belong in the list .

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