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Paul Deichmann (27 August 1898 – 10 January 1981) was a German general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Paul Deichmann
Born(1898-08-27)27 August 1898
Died10 January 1981(1981-01-10) (aged 82)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Years of service1916-1960s
RankGeneral der Flieger
Commands held1st Air Corps
1st Air Division
18th Air Division
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Deichmann was born in Fulda on 27 August 1898. He entered the German Imperial Army in 1916. Towards the end of 1920 he transferred to the 3rd Prussian Infantry Regiment, and in August 1925 was promoted to Oberleutnant. He was temporarily released from the Army in 1928 and returned to active duty in 1931 with the 1st Infantry Regiment, and was promoted to Hauptmann in 1933. With the official establishment of the German Luftwaffe in 1934, he entered the Reich Air Ministry. Deichmann died on 10 January 1981 in Hamburg.


  • Deichmann, Paul (1996). Spearhead for Blitzkrieg Luftwaffe Operations in Support of the Army, 1939 - 1945. New York: Ivy Book. ISBN 0-8041-1695-4.



  1. ^ Scherzer 2012, p. 268.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Otto Zech
Commander of 1st Air Division
26 June 1943 – 7 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Robert Fuchs
Preceded by
Commander of 18th Air Division
4 April 1945 – 26 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Paul Weitkus