(Photo courtesy of Gareth Collins)

Generalleutnant Robert Carlsen
Born: 13 Feb 1879 in Ranten, District Lötzen, East Prussa (Ostpreußen)
Died: 07 Mar 1959 in Hamburg
Promotions:
Fähnrich (24 May 1898); Leutnant (27 Jan 1899); Oberleutnant (19 Aug 1909); Hauptmann (01 Oct 1913); Major (22 Mar 1918); Oberstleutnant (01 Nov 1934); Oberst (01 Oct 1937); Generalmajor (01 Jan 1939); Generalleutnant (01 Oct 1940)
Career:
Entered the Army as an Fahnenjunker and Company-Officer in the 128th Infantry-Regiment (16 Oct 1897-31 Mar 1913)
Detached to the Military Technical Academy (01 Oct 1905-30 Sep 1906)
Detached to the War Academy (01 Oct 1909-00 Aug 1909)
In the Grand General Staff (01 Apr 1913-01 Aug 1914)
Adjutant of the 1st Military-Railway-Direction (02 Aug 1914-13 Dec 1914)
Advisor with the Chief of the Field-Railway-Affairs with OHL (14 Dec 1914-05 Dec 1915)
Chief Of Operations of the 14th Reserve-Division (06 Dec 1915-05 Sep 1916)
Chief Of Operations of the 213th Infantry-Division (06 Sep 1916-13 Feb 1917)
Field-Railway-Chief of Army-Group Deutscher Kronprinz (14 Feb 1917-27 Sep 1917)
Teacher at the General-Staff-School in Sedan (28 Sep 1917-02 Jan 1918)
Chief Of Operations of the 10th Reserve-Division (03 Jan 1918-09 Aug 1918)
In the General-Staff of the Chief of Field-Railway-Affairs, OHL later Grand General Staff (10 Aug 1918-09 Jan 1919)
Detached to the General-Staff of Border Protection High Command North (10 Jan 1919-15 Jan 1919)
Chief Of Staff of Border Protection High Command North (16 Jan 1919-12 Aug 1919)
Retired (12 Aug 1919)
Entered Luftwaffe Service as a Supplemental-Officer (Active-Officer from 01 Oct 1937) and Chief Of Operations and Quartermaster with Air-District-Command I (20 Jun 1934-30 Jun 1937)
Commander of Air-Equipment-Group 7 and 11 (01 Jul 1937-30 Nov 1942)
Retired (30 Nov 1942)
Placed to the Disposal of the Luftwaffe as Industrial-Consultant in Air-Region XI (30 Nov 1942-30 Sep 1943)
Retired (30 Sep 1943)
Placed to the Disposal of the Luftwaffe as Industrial-Consultant in Air-Region XI (17 Jun 1944-30 Apr 1945) Retired (30 Apr 1945)

Decorations & Awards:
- 1914 EK I
- 1914 EK II
- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse


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