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 Post subject: General der Flieger Helmuth Wilberg
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:55 am 
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Hello,I am researching the Condor Legion and General der Flieger/Generalleutnant Helmuth Wilberg, who was killed in 1941 in an air crash en route to Ernst Udet's funeral. He was military advisor to two German Luftwaffe films, both 1939 --- Herbert Maisch's DIII88, and Karl Ritter's abandoned feature film, Legion Condor. I am interested in Wilberg, who although a key Legion Condor operations man, appointed by Milch at the request of Göring, seems to have very little presence on the internet in either German or English. I would be pleased to hear from anyone with any info on him. Many thanks, William Gillespie, author of KARL RITTER-His life and 'Zeitfilms' under National Socialism (©2012, 2014 2nd ed.) and THE MAKING OF THE CREW OF THE DORA (©2016, on the Ritter film Besatzung Dora, 1943).


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 Post subject: Re: General der Flieger Helmuth Wilberg
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Hi,

Below is the extract from Sankey and de Zeng's "Career Summaries - Luftwaffe Officers 1935-45"

WILBERG, Helmuth. (DOB: 01.06.80 in Berlin). (RkHS). 18.04.99 entered the Heer (Inf.). 27.01.00
promo to Lt. 18.10.09 promo to Oblt. 01.10.13 promo to Hptm. and appt Adj. der Inspektion der
Fliegertruppe. WWI served with the Fliegertruppe. 02.08.14 appt Führer of Flieger-Abt. 11. 27.07.15
attached to various Kommandeur d.Flieger under AOK 4. 13.10.15 began pilot training with Fliegerersatz-
Abt. 8. WW I awarded Ritterkreuz des königlichen Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern. 12.18
appt Advisor to the Prussian War Ministry. 01.10.19 appt Referent in Truppenamt/RWM. 1920 Hptm.,
retained by the Reichswehr within TA(L) /RWM. 1925 visited American a/c factories. 01.04.26 appt
Referent in the Truppenamt(L)/RWM (to 30.09.27). 1927 attended RAF display at Hendon. 01.10.27 trf
to the Infantry. 01.06.21 promo to Maj. 1925/26 Hptm., Kdr.? of secret unit “Sportflug GmbH”.
01.04.27 promo to Obstlt. (RDA 01.02.26). 01.10.29 promo to Oberst. 01.11.30 on the Geheime
Fliegerliste. 01.10.32 promo to Gen.Maj. 30.11.32 officially released from service. 01.10.34 officially
entered the Luftwaffe with a rank of Gen.Maj. and appt Abt.-Leiter in RLM. 01.10.35 appt Kdr. d.
Luftkreisschule II. 01.12.35 promo to acting Gen.Lt. 01.04.36 promo to Gen.Lt. and appt Kdr. d.
Höheren Lw.-Schulen. 01.10.37 appt Kdr. des Sonderstab W (Legion Condor) in OKH. 31.03.38 promo
to acting Gen.d.Fl., then retired. 26.08.39 recalled to active service (Luftwaffe) and appt Höherer Flieger-
Ausb.-Kdr. 4. 01.09.40 promo to Gen.Lt. †20.11.41 in an airplane crash in Dresden. - [said to have had
some Jewish ancestry].

Hope that this is of assistance

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 Post subject: Re: General der Flieger Helmuth Wilberg
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:26 pm 
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Also checked Mark M Boatner's "Biographical Dictionary of World War II" - unfortunately there is no entry for Wilberg

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