Gen.d.Flieger Ulrich Kessler (Mar 44 - 8 May 45)
Formation and History. (Mar 44 - May 45)
Formed March 1944 and eventually transported to Tokyo aboard a U-boat. Kessler and others attempted to return to Germany on the U-234, but it was intercepted by U.S. naval forces en-route on 15 May 1945 and its passengers captured. 
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