Adjutants to Adolf Hitler / Adjutanten zu Adolf Hitler

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Alwin-Broder Albrecht – Naval Adjutant

Alwin-Broder Albrecht, 18 September 1903 – 1 May 1945, was a German naval officer who was one of Adolf Hitler’s adjutants during World War II.

Heinrich Borgmann – Heer Adjutant

Heinrich Borgmann, 15 August 1912 – 5 April 1945, was a German officer during World War II. He was seriously injured by the 20 July plot bomb planted by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg at the Wolf’s Lair headquarters in Rastenburg, East Prussia. He was promoted to Major and appointed to the Army Staff at Adolf Hitler’s headquarters as an adjutant in October 1943 and was then promoted to Oberstleutnant.

Albert Bormann – Adjutant

Albert Bormann, 2 September 1902 – 8 April 1989, was a German National Socialist Motor Corps (NSKK) officer, who rose to the rank of Gruppenführer (Generalleutnant) during World War II. Bormann served as an adjutant to Adolf Hitler and was the younger brother of Martin Bormann.

Wilhelm Brückner – Chief Adjutant

Wilhelm Brückner, 11 December 1884 – 18 August 1954, was Adolf Hitler’s chief adjutant until October 1940. Thereafter, Brückner joined the Heer, becoming an Oberst by war’s end. He died in August 1954 in Herbsdorf, Upper Bavaria.

Fritz Darges – Personal Adjutant

Fritz Darges, 8 February 1913 – 25 October 2009, was an Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel) in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. He served as an adjutant to Martin Bormann and later became a personal adjutant to Adolf Hitler.

Gerhard Engel- Heer Adjutant

Gerhard Engel, 13 April 1906 – 9 December 1976, was a German general during World War II who commanded several divisions after serving as an adjutant to Adolf Hitler. He was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Hermann Fegelein – SS Adjutant

Hans Georg Otto Hermann Fegelein (30 October 1906 – 28 April 1945) was an SS-Gruppenführer (general) of the Waffen-SS in Nazi Germany. He was a member of Adolf Hitler’s entourage and brother-in-law to Eva Braun through his marriage to her sister, Gretl. Units under his command on the Eastern Front were responsible for the deaths of over 17,000 civilians during the Pripyat swamps punitive operation in the Byelorussian SSR in 1941. Fegelein was shot for desertion on 28 April 1945, two days before Hitler’s suicide.

Historians William L. Shirer and Ian Kershaw characterize him as cynical and disreputable. Albert Speer called him “one of the most disgusting people in Hitler’s circle”. Fegelein was an opportunist who ingratiated himself with Heinrich Himmler, who granted him the best assignments and rapid promotions.

Rudolf Schmundt – Heer Adjutant

Rudolf Schmundt, 13 August 1896 – 1 October 1944, was a German officer in the Wehrmacht and adjutant to Adolf Hitler during World War II. He was injured during the 20 July 1944 assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler and died a few months later from his wounds.

Nicolaus von Below – Luftwaffe Adjutant

Nicolaus von Below, 20 September 1907 – 24 July 1983, was an officer in the German Luftwaffe and an adjutant to Adolf Hitler.

Karl-Jesko von Puttkamer – Naval Adjutant

Karl-Jesko Otto Robert von Puttkamer, 24 March 1900 – 4 March 1981, was a German admiral who was naval adjutant to Adolf Hitler during World War II.

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