In Volgograd will establish a bust of the holder of the Iron cross


Franz Strapshot: Scherl /

In the departures area of terminal C in Volgograd Gumrak airport will be the bust of the German statesman Franz Strauss. The information contained in the program of the visit to Volgograd delegation from the Bavarian organization OWWF OstWestWirtschaftsForum.

The message about the trip to this city appeared on 7 March, but the regional press has paid attention to the details of the visit later. The opening of the sculpture, as follows from the document, signed by Vice-President of the organization Hermann Peniche, scheduled for may 10 this year. It is clarified that the bust will be placed alongside the images of a Soviet aircraft designer Sergei Ilyushin and Alexander Yakovlev.

Volgograd authorities announced that it has no information about such plans. In a press-service of the local international airport also said that for the first time I hear about it.

The program presents Strauss as Chairman of the Supervisory Board European aircraft manufacturing company Airbus. It is also known as one of the founders of the company. The post of head of the Supervisory Board of Airbus Strauss held from 1970 until his death in 1988.

The politician died at the age of 73 years as Prime Minister of Bavaria. This position he held since November 1978. Prior to that, he worked in various Ministerial posts in the government of Germany, in particular from 1956 to 1962 was led by the Ministry of defence.

During the Second world war, Strauss was drafted into the Wehrmacht, where he served in artillery units. Strauss as a private soldier participated in the French campaign, and also as an officer in the battle of Stalingrad. In captivity, he has not got, because shortly before the surrender of the army under the command of Friedrich Paulus was sent on a training course commanders. More to the front it did not send. He was awarded several medals, including Iron cross.

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