Last surviving WWII general?

Oct 2015
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Norway
#11
Great find! He must have been still in his thirties when he became a general. It turns out Trettner was trained as a pilot in 1932 and served in the Condor Legion in Spain. I wonder how common it was for pilots to become paratroop officers? In Germany the paratroopers were a part of the Luftwaffe so it makes more sense.
 

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