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  2. Prince Christoph of Hesse - Wikipedia

    Prince Christoph of Hesse (Christoph Ernst August; 14 May 1901 – 7 October 1943) was a nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm II. He was an SS-Oberführer in the Allgemeine SS and an officer in the Luftwaffe Reserve, killed on active duty in a plane crash during World War II.

  3. The Hesse Heist: The Family von Hessen | The National WWII ...

    The fall of 1943 was to be a devastating one for the Hessen family. On October 7, Christoph boarded a plane in Italy to return to Germany. The aircraft struck a mountain at 1,000 feet, killing Christoph and the pilot instantly. His wife, Princess Sophie, was widowed at 29, pregnant with their fifth child.

  4. Wedding of Prince Christoph of Hesse and Princess Sophie of ...

    Prince Christoph and Princess Sophie had five children, including Princess Dorothea of Hesse, and remained happily married until his death in a plane crash in 1943, while serving the Nazis in WWII. Embed from Getty Images

  5. At his wish, Philip's German relatives attend funeral despite ...

    Prince Donatus, 54, is the head of the House of Hesse, the household that Philip’s sisters Cecilie and Sophie both married into. His grandfather, Philipp, landgrave of Hesse, joined the Nazi...

  6. Prince Christoph of Hesse | Military Wiki | Fandom

    Christoph Ernst August of Hesse (Frankfurt, 14 May 1901 – Apennine Mountains near Forlì, 7 October 1943) was the fifth son of Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse and Princess Margaret of Prussia. He was a German SS officer killed accidentally during World War II. Contents 1 Career 2 Family 3 Ancestry 4 References Career

  7. Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse - Wikipedia,_Landgrave_of_Hesse

    He is the eldest son and successor of German aristocrat Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, and his former wife, Princess Tatiana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. [1] A great-grandson of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, he is named in part after Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse.

  8. Prince Philip's mom saved Jews during WWII, sisters married Nazis

    Sophie married her second cousin, Prince Christoph of Hesse, when she was just 16. Christoph was a director of the Third Reich’s Ministry of Air Forces and held the rank of Oberführer in the...

  9. Royals and the Reich: The Princes Von Hessen in Nazi Germany

    Princes Philipp and Christoph von Hessen-Kassel, great-grandsons of Queen Victoria of England, had been humiliated by defeat in World War I and, like much of the German aristocracy, feared the social unrest wrought by the ineffectual Weimar Republic.

  10. Christoph Ernst August von Hesse-Kassel - Find a Grave

    Prince Christoph of Hesse-Kassel was the sixth and youngest child of the Landgrave and Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel. He married Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark on December 15, 1930. He died while fighting in WWII on October 7, 1943 in Flori, Italy at the age of forty-two.

  11. Prince Christoph of Hesse German air force officer -

    Prince Christoph of Hesse is a 42 years old German air force officer from Frankfurt, Hesse. Prince Christoph of Hesse was born on May 14, 1901 (died on October 07, 1943, he was 42 years old) in Frankfurt, Hesse. Prince Christoph of Hesse, German air force officer. Birth Place: