30 November 1885 – 16 July 1960
Nick name: smiling Albert or smiling Kesselring
Kesselring was a field marshal in World War II. He would command air fleets in Polish campaigns, in the invasion of France, and the battle of Britain. He would command all Luftwaffe forces in Mediterranean even north Africa. He would later command the forces in Italy, and be transferred to commander and chief of German forces in the west
During the invasion of Poland he commanded 1st air fleet. The in invasion of France and battle of Britain he would command 2nd air fleet. Kesslring became commander of all Luftwaffe units in Mediterranean and North Africa on December 1941.
Armed German forces
Late 1943 Kesselring became commander of German forces in Italy. Then in March 1945 he was transfer to command German forces in the west.
He died in 1960
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