Hermann Plocher

Hermann Plocher

Hermann Plocher
Born (1901-01-05)5 January 1901
Died 8 December 1980(1980-12-08) (aged 79)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Luftwaffe (Bundeswehr)
Years of service 1918–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Battles/wars World War I
Spanish Civil War
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hermann Lukas Plocher (5 January 1901 – 8 December 1980) was a Luftwaffe commander during World War II and Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves recipient. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.



  1. ^ Hermann Plocher's nomination had been finalized by the Heerespersonalamt (HPA—Army Staff Office) and was ready for signature by the end of the war. According to the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) the award was present in accordance with the Dönitz-decree. This is illegal according to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and lacks legal justification. The presentation date was assigned by Fellgiebel. Plocher was a member of the AKCR.[5]


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 161.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 354.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 598.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 103.
  5. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 163.

External links

  • "Hermann Plocher". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  • "Hermann Plocher". Geocities (in German). Archived from the original on 2009-10-29. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General Alfred Schlemm
Commander of 1. Flieger-Division
1 October 1942 – 31 October 1942
Succeeded by
General Alfred Bülowius
Preceded by
Generalmajor Josef Punzert
Commander of 4. Flieger-Division
1 July 1943 – 25 August 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Franz Reuß
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Harry Herrmann
Commander of 6. Fallschirmjäger-Division
1 October 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of 2. Luftverteidigungsdivision(Bundeswehr)
1958 – December 1960
Succeeded by
Brigadegeneral Werner Eugen Hoffmann