Erhard Milch

1892 - 1972

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Erhard Milch (30 March 1892 – 25 January 1972) was a German general field marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) who oversaw the development of the German air force (Luftwaffe) as part of the re-armament of Nazi Germany following World War I. He was State Secretary in the Reich Ministry of Aviation and Inspector General of the Air force. During most of World War II, he was in charge of all aircraft production and supply. He was convicted of war crimes during the Milch Trial, which was held before a U.S. military court in 1947, and sentenced to life imprisonment, although he was released in 1954. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erhard Milch has received more than 697,965 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Erhard Milch is the 217th most popular military personnel (down from 200th in 2019), the 503rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 461st in 2019) and the 49th most popular German Military Personnel.

Erhard Milch was a German general in the Luftwaffe and Minister of Aviation during the Nazi era. He is most famous for his service as the head of the Luftwaffe during World War II.

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Among military personnels, Erhard Milch ranks 217 out of 1,466Before him are Josip Jelačić, Otto Carius, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Sejanus, and Kurt Student. After him are Otto Liman von Sanders, Friedrich Olbricht, Maximilian von Weichs, Alfred von Tirpitz, Craterus, and Zhang Liao.

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Among people born in 1892, Erhard Milch ranks 32Before him are George Paget Thomson, Robert Ritter von Greim, Edward Victor Appleton, Darius Milhaud, Mátyás Rákosi, and Shirō Ishii. After him are Arthur Friedenreich, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Erwin Panofsky, Stefan Banach, Andrey Yeryomenko, and Amanullah Khan. Among people deceased in 1972, Erhard Milch ranks 17Before him are Igor Sikorsky, Kwame Nkrumah, Franz Halder, Paul Hausser, Paul-Henri Spaak, and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski. After him are Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Dino Buzzati, Andrei Tupolev, Talal of Jordan, Asta Nielsen, and Athenagoras I of Constantinople.

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Among people born in Germany, Erhard Milch ranks 503 out of 5,289Before him are Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Caroline Herschel (1750), Jochen Rindt (1942), Caroline of Baden (1776), and Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655). After him are Rabanus Maurus (780), Friedrich Mohs (1773), Hans Baldung (1484), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Erhard Milch ranks 49Before him are Wilhelm Burgdorf (1895), Kurt Meyer (1910), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), and Otto Carius (1922). After him are Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Hans von Seeckt (1866), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Wilhelm Mohnke (1911), and Werner Mölders (1913).