PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Pickert, Wolfgang Friedrich Wilhelm Siegfried
Date of birth: February 3rd, 1897 (Posen/Eastern-Prussia (now Poznan, Poland))
Date of death:  July 19th, 1984 (Weinheim/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
January 27th, 1915 Gefreiter
March 22nd, 1915 Unteroffizier
May 12th, 1916 Vizewachtmeister
October 7th, 1916 Leutnant der Reserve
July 31st, 1925 Oberleutnant
February 1st, 1931 Hauptmann
January 1st, 1936 Major
December 1st, 1938 Oberstleutnant
June 1st, 1940 Oberst
October 1st, 1942 Generalmajor
November 1st, 1943 Generalleutnant
March 1st, 1945 General der Flakartillerie.

Career:
August 2nd, 1914 - January 3rd, 1916: 1. Masurischen Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 73;
January 4th, 1916 - December 17th, 1916: Reserve-Offiziersaspirant Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 93;
March 1916 - April 20th, 1916: Feldartillerieschule Jüterbog;
April 20th, 1916: Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 93;
December 18th, 1916 - August 1917: Beobachtungsoffizier Stab II. Abteilung, Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 93;
May 27th, 1917 - June 19th, 1917: Ordonnanzoffizier Stab, Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 93;
September 1st, 1917: Adjutant II. Abteilung, Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 93;
June 22nd, 1918: Batterieoffizier, Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 73;
July 1919: Reichswehr-Feldartillerie-Regiment 1;
November 15th, 1920: Batterieoffizier, Artillerie-Regiment 1;
?: Abteilungsadjutant Artillerie-Regiment 1;
October 1924 - September 1926: Führergehilfenausbildung Stab, 1. Division;
September 1926: Stab, 1. (Preußisches) Artillerie-Regiment;
February 1st, 1931 - September 1934: Batteriechef 1. (Preußisches) Artillerie-Regiment;
September 1934: Lehrer, Flakartillerieschule, Döberitz;
?: Lehrer an der Flakartillerieschule, Wustrow/Rerik;
October 1st, 1935 - September 1937: Referent Inspektion der Flakartillerie, Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM);
October 1st, 1937: Abteilungskommandeur, Flak-Regiment 49;
July 1st, 1938: Chef des Stabe, Luftgau-Kommandos XIII, Nürnberg;
October 25th, 1939: Stab, Luftverteidigungskommando 4;
September 27th, 1940 - September 30th, 1940: Chef des Generalstabs, I. Flak-Korps;
October 1st, 1940: Chef des Generalstabs, Luftwaffenbefehlshabers Mitte;
June 25th, 1942 - May 27th, 1944: Kommandeur 9. Flak-Division;
May 28th, 1944 - March 19th, 1945: Kommandierender General, III. Flak-Korps;
March 20th, 1945: General der Flakwaffe, Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe, OKL;
May 8th, 1945 - January 5th, 1948: American POW.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2.KLASSE (1914)
Awarded on: November 2nd, 1916
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1.KLASSE (1914)
Awarded on: April 13th, 1918
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: 1940
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: 1940
 
     
FLAKKAMPFABZEICHEN DER LUFTWAFFE
Awarded on: August 19th, 1942
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Generalmajor (Air Commodore)
Unit: Kommandeur, 9. Flak-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: December 7th, 1942
Details: Award 1/142.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Generalmajor (Air Commodore)
Unit: Kommandeur, 9. Flak-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: January 11th, 1943
Details: 726th Luftwaffe Award.
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: April 20th, 1944
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: May 8th, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Generalleutnant (Air Vice Marshall)
Unit: Kommandierender General, III. Flak-Korps, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: June 5th, 1944
Details: 489th Award.
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN IN SCHWARZ (1918)
 
     
BALTENKREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
     
BALTENKREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
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.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
- Die träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eiserne Kreuz 1939 - 1945
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