Ewald Oppermann

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Ewald Oppermann

Ewald Oppermann (born February 25, 1896 in Koenigsberg , † January 29, 1965 in Bad Pyrmont ) was DLV and NSFK group leader and general commissioner for the general district of Nikolayev in the Reichskommissariat Ukraine .

First World War

The trained bricklayer joined the 1st Recruits Dep. On August 4, 1914. 3rd Grenadier Regiment. Promoted to lieutenant in the reserve in May 1915 , constant transfers and assignments to various infantry regiments followed until February 1917. On February 19, 1917, succeeded Oppermann, the Air Force to be displaced and an observer training with pilots observers Cologne-Butzweilerhof obtain. Since May 31, 1917, in front service with Fliegerabteilung 202 (A) , followed by a command to Fliegerabteilung 13 , Oppermann was wounded by a flak bullet on September 15, 1917 and then withdrawn from the front.

Between the world wars

In the post-war years, Ewald Oppermann worked as a building contractor in Königsberg. Contact with aviation was secured through a position on the supervisory board of the East Prussian Sportflug GmbH, which is close to the Reichswehr.

Since April 1, 1933, he held the post of Fliegerlandesgruppenführer of Group I East Prussia of the German Air Sports Association (DLV). Until the Luftwaffe was exposed on April 1, 1935 and the associated conversion of the DLV into the military air raid reserve, the broad foundation (training of pilots, observers, technical personnel, etc.) was carried out here under the guise of a "civilian" association Luftwaffe placed. Reactivated on April 1, 1935, on July 1, 1935, he was promoted to captain d. Usually accompanied by reserve exercises to be performed annually. After the liquidation of the old DLV or Luftgau reserve, the National Socialist Aviation Corps (NSFK) was founded on April 1, 1937, Oppermann remained loyal to his position as group leader, the second-highest rank in the NSFK.

Second World War

After the outbreak of war , he was commanded as the commander of the Seerappen pilot school , and in June 1940 as the first general staff officer (Ia) in the training squadron 1 . On April 20, 1941 to lieutenant colonel d. R. promoted, Oppermann was put on special operations by Reich Commissioner Erich Koch from December 15, 1941 . As the newly appointed general commissioner for the general district of Nikolayev in the Reichskommissariat Ukraine, Oppermann is also said to be jointly responsible for the murder of the Jewish population in the general district.

Until his return in August 1944, the chief of staff of NSFK Group I Fritz Boltenhagen (1905–1981) took over the leadership of the East Prussia group. On September 1, 1944, there was a last promotion to Colonel d. R.

After fleeing across the Baltic Sea with Reich Commissioner Koch, Oppermann was imprisoned in the Neumünster internment camp in 1945.

post war period

In the post-war period after the Second World War in Germany , he found employment as a demolition contractor in Oldenburg (Oldenburg) , which his old companion Waldemar Magunia from Oldenburg may have helped him to do. At the end of the 1950s he came to Wuppertal , Erich Koch's home.

Oppermann died shortly before his 69th birthday in Windeck.

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