PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Greve, Carl-Heinz Antonius (Service number: 20/44/37 (Wehrnr.) / 73713/163 (Erkennungsmarke))
Date of birth: October 17th, 1920 (Münster/Westphalia, Germany)
Date of death:  May 21st, 1998 (Lauben im Allgäu/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Carl-Heinz Antonius (also mentioned as Karl-Heinz) Greve finally reached the rank of Major. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr and there finally reached the rank of Generalleutnant.

Promotions:
April 1st, 1941: Leutnant;
April 1st, 1943: Oberleutnant;
December 1st, 1943: Hauptmann;
December 1st, 1944: Major;
July 16th, 1956: Major (Bundeswehr);
August 20th, 1959: Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr);
November 27th, 1962: Oberst (Bundeswehr);
August 16th, 1967: Brigadegeneral (Bundeswehr);
November 4th, 1970: Generalmajor (Bundeswehr);
October 28th, 1974: Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr).

Career:
November 15th, 1939: Fliegerausbildungs-Regiment 12, Brandenburg an der Havel;
January 1940: Fliegerausbildungs-Regiment 12, Königsberg;
September 5th, 1940: Flugzeugführerschule, Sorau;
February 1941: Blindflugausbildung, Großen Kampffliegerschule 1, Tutow;
June 22nd, 1942: Ausbildungsstaffel, FLiegerführer Atlantik, Ansbach;
August 9th, 1942: Staffeloffizier 3. / Kampfgeschwader 606;
September 12th, 1942: 3. / Kampfgeschwader 77;
December 21st, 1942: Staffelkapitän 8. / Kampfgeschwader 77;
September 1943: Verbandsführerlehrgang;
?: Kommandeur II. / Kampfgeschwader 77;
July 25th, 1944: Führer II. / Kampfgeschwader 30;
May 3rd, 1945 - August 26th, 1945: POW;
October 15th, 1945: Representative in Textile;
August 14th, 1946: Angestellter, Ärztekammer und der kassenärztlichen Vereinigung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Münster
July 16th, 1956: Luftwaffenlehrgang / Flugzeugführerschule, Fürstenfeldbruck / Landsberg;
August 8th, 1957: fliegerische Auffrischung Luke Air Force Base, Arizona;
January 1st, 1958: Einsatzstabsoffizier / stellvertretender Kommodore Jagdbombengeschwader 31, Nörvenich;
May 1958 : Kommodore Jagdbombergeschwader 34;
September 1964: Operationsofficer / acting Commander, Sector Operations Center (SOC), Birkenfeld;
April 1965: Referatsleiter Bundesministerium für Verteidigung, Bonn;
June 12th, 1967: Inspizient der fliegenden Verbände der Luftwaffe / Inspizient der Kampfverbände der Luftwaffe, Luftwaffenamt Porz-Wahn;
also July 1968 - October 1968: m.d.F.b. 1. Luftwaffendivision, Meßstetten;
October 1st, 1970: Kommandeur 1. Luftwaffendivision;
October 28th, 1974: Commander 4. Allied Tactical Air Force (ATAF) Ramstein/Heidelberg Air Base;
March 31st, 1981: Retirement.
     
FLUGZEUGFÜHRERABZEICHEN
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: September 18th, 1941
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FÜR KAMPFFLIEGER IN BRONZE
Awarded on: October 2nd, 1941
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: October 11th, 1941
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FÜR KAMPFFLIEGER IN GOLD
Awarded on: January 15th, 1942
 
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit: Flugzeugführer, 3. Staffel, Kampfgruppe 606, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: March 18th, 1942
Details: Published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on March 23rd, 1942.
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit: 3. Staffel, Kampfgruppe 606, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: May 2nd, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit: 3. Staffel, Kampfgruppe 606, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: October 7th, 1942
Details: By the time of the awarding, the unit was already transofrmed to 3. / Kampfgeschwader 77.
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FÜR KAMPFFLIEGER IN GOLD MIT ANHÄNGER UND EINZATSZAHL
Awarded on: November 16th, 1944
Action: Pendant with 200 flights.
 
     
LUFTFAHRZEUGFÜHRERGRAD 1
Rank: Oberst (Group Captain)
Awarded on: October 13th, 1966
 
     
VERDIENSTKREUZ 1. KLASSE DES VERDIENSTORDENS DER BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
Rank: Generalmajor (Air Vice-Marshall)
Awarded on: May 15th, 1973
 
     
GROßES VERDIENSTKREUZ DES VERDIENSTORDENS DER BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
Rank: Generalleutnant (Air Marshall)
Awarded on: November 30th, 1977
 
     
LEGION OF MERIT - OFFICER (LOM - O)
Rank: Generalleutnant (Air Marshall)
Awarded on: March 27th, 1981
Action: Received for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services from 31 October 1974 to 27 March 1981.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- PATZWALL, K. D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008.
- Ehrenpokal
- Soldbuch
- Verleihungsurkunde Verdienstkreuz 1.Klasse, Grosses Verdienstkreuz, LoM
- Besitzzeugnis Luftfahrzeugführer
- Wikipedia
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