Kesselring, Albert

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Kesselring, Albert Gender: M
born on 20 November 1885 at 12:30 (= 12:30 PM )
Place Marktsteft, Germany, 49n42, 10e07
Timezone LMT m10e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 28°22' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 03°22 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 14°06'

Albert Kesselring
photo: Unknown, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German pilot and military Commander in Chief of German troops in Italy, one of the most prominent German air and field commanders in World War II. Considered brutal by his subordinates, he was once quoted in a speech to Nazi pilots, "An enemy of Germany is inhuman…the countries of the enemy must be razed, every resistance must be broken." He surrendered the southern half of the German forces to the Americans in 1945.

His military record was blotted by the massacre in March, 1944 of 335 Italian civilians. In May 1947 a British military court sentenced him to death for war crimes but the sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment, followed by his release for ill health reasons in October 1952.

The son of a government inspector of schools, he completed a traditional classical education, then joined the Bavarian foot artillery in 1904. He was commissioned an officer in 1906, and during World War I and the postwar years, was an army staff officer. After the Nazi take-over in 1933, he was formally discharged from the army and put in charge of the administration office. In June 1936, he became chief of staff to Hermann Goring, and one year later commanded the southeastern Germany air region. From the spring of 1938 on, he commanded Air Fleet I in Berlin.

After the outbreak of World War II, he first directed air attacks over Poland, then led the operations over France in the summer and fall of 1940, over Dunkirk and finally in the Battle of Britain. On 6/30/1940, he was promoted to field marshal, and in June 1941 commanded the air operations on the central Russian front.

In September 1941 he was transferred to Rome to coordinate the Italo-German war effort in the Mediterranean. With the defection of Italy in September 1943, he was supreme commander in Italy and the Mediterranean. From 1943 to 1945, he directed Germany’s retreat under the onslaught of the Allied troops. On 5/07/1945, he surrendered the southern half of the German forces to the Americans.

Known for being brutal and a morphine addict, he was, nevertheless, loyal to the Fuhrer to his end.

Died 7/16/1960 in Bad Nauheim, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration March 1944 (Ordered massacre of 335 civilians)
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Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher.


  • Traits : Personality : Aggressive/ brash (Brutal)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Morphine addiction)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Hazardous work (Military commander, directed bombing)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide many at once (Killed 335 in Italian Massacre)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Death sentence changed to life)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (German Field Marshall of Air Force)
  • Vocation : Politics : Nazi party
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Massacre of 335 civilians)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection