Baron Günther von Hünefeld

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Baron Günther von Hünefeld

Also Known As: "Ehrenfried Günther Freiherr von Hünefeld", "Baron von Huenefeld"
Birthplace: Königsberg, Kaliningrad, Russia (Russian Federation)
Death: February 05, 1928 (35)
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Place of Burial: Landeseigener Friedhof Berlin-Steglitz, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Ernst Adolph Julius von Hünefeld and Elsbeth Elisabeth von Hünefeld
Brother of Nicolaus Ehrenfried von Hünefeld and Dr. Christoph Fridolin Hans von Hünefeld

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About Baron Günther von Hünefeld

After Charles Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic from West to East in 1927, the idea of flying in the opposite direction which is more difficult, became more popular. Baron Günther von Hünefeld financed and engineered the flight from Europe to America in 1928 accompanied by Hugo Junkers and Pilot Hermann Koehl. By a special act of the Congress of the United States, Hünefeld and his two companions were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross 2 May 1928. The flight by the three, referred to as the three musketeers, The Three Musketeers of The Air, is told by Fitzmaurice,von Huenefeld Koehl (Author), published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928.

The short life H.s was overshadowed by the constant struggle against disease. This is precisely why he is so energetic and daring. In dealing with his fate, his poetic talent and his will to perform developed. After some philosophical and literary studies at the University of Berlin, he initially devoted himself to writing and artistic activities. He was also enthusiastic about aviation. Commissions in foreign culture work led him to the Balkans during the First World War after a short front deployment and wounding. Thanks to his natural skill in dealing with foreign peoples, he performed the duties of the Federal Foreign Office so well that in 1916 he was called to Maastricht as Vice Consul. In Holland he looked after the German crown prince in exile from the end of 1918. In 1920 he returned to Germany and came to Bremen. Here the North German Lloyd called him to his press and propaganda chief in 1923. The new position gave him the opportunity to put his conviction into the need for diverse, peaceful relations between peoples.


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Baron Günther von Hünefeld's Timeline

May 1, 1892
Königsberg, Kaliningrad, Russia (Russian Federation)
February 5, 1928
Age 35
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Age 35
Landeseigener Friedhof Berlin-Steglitz, Germany