Born in Bavaria, Albert Kesselring served in the Artillery, which was part of the forces under Prince Ruprecht. During his career he became interested in aviation and in 1933 he was transferred to the Luftwaffe. He was also a strong leader and a capable politician, qualities who were key to success in the new German army under the Nazi party.
The most successful German submarine commander with 313,611 GRT, holder of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
Brief biographical data of the tank ace Johannes Kümmel