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Joachim-Friedrich Huth

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Joachim-Friedrich Huth (31 July 1896 – 27 March 1962) was a German general in the Luftwaffe during World War II and the Air Force of the Bundeswehr in West Germany. Huth retired from the military service in 1961 holding the rank of Generalleutnant. Biography Huth was born in 1896 in Neuhof and entered military service in the Prussian Army shortly before the outbreak of World War I, in July 1914. He was promoted to Leutnant on 4 January 1915 and served as platoon leader and company commander in the Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 58 (58th infantry regiment). He was injured three times. He transferred to the Luftstreitkräfte in June 1917 to Jasta 14 and claimed his first aerial victory on 28 January 1918. He was severely injured on 23 March 1918, losing his right lower leg. Huth was awarded both classes of the Iron Cross (1914) and the Knight's Cross to the House Order of Hohenzollern with Swords during the war. Huth left the military service after the war.
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