The Discharge

 

of the

 

German High Command

 

 

Göring

Attempted to take over Germany unless Hitler countermanded his orders

Hitler did countermand those orders....and fired Göring

Found guilty of war crimes and committed suicide

Jodl

Signer of the surrender agreement for Germany

Found guilty of war crimes and was executed

 

and

Dönitz

Hitler’s replacement as President of Germany

Approved Jodl as the German representative to sign the surrender agreement

Found guilty of war crimes,  served 10 years,  and released in 1956

 

 

are

Discharged

from the

 

German Armed Forces

(August 21,  1945)