Wolfgang Pickert

Wolfgang Pickert

Wolfgang Pickert
Born 3 February 1897
Died 19 July 1984(1984-07-19) (aged 87)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1914–18)
Reichswehr (1918–33)
Heer (1933-35)
Luftwaffe (1935–45)
Years of service 1914–45
Rank General der Flakartillerie
Commands held 9. Flak-Division (mot.)
III. Flak-Korps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Wolfgang Friedrich Wilhelm Siegfried Pickert (3 February 1897 – 19 July 1984) was a highly decorated General der Flakartillerie in the Luftwaffe during World War II who commanded the III. Flak Korps. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. 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. Wolfgang Pickert was captured in May 1945 by American troops and was transferred to British custody until January 1948.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 156.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 276.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Flakartillerie Otto-Wilhelm von Renz
Commander of 9. Flak-Division (mot.)
25 June 1942 - May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Adolf Pirmann
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Johannes Hintz
Commander of III. Flakkorps
14 May 1944 - 20 July 1944
Succeeded by
Oberst Werner von Kistowski
Preceded by
Oberst Werner von Kistowski
Commander of III. Flakkorps
2 August 1944 - 20 March 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Heino von Rantzau