| Colonel Klink had a 90 year old grandfather who was grabbed in the park by
three Hitler Youth girls.
In episode #3, "Kommandant of the Year"
(1965), it was stated that Colonel Klink had been a colonel for 20 years before being put
in charge of "camp 13." His efficiency rating was 1 degree above miserable
until he took charge of "camp 13."
In episode #36, "Operation Briefcase"
(1966), Klink was awarded the Citation of Merit, 2nd Class. This is a
fictitious award. The award that Klink received was actually a Decoration of the German
Klink was in Berlin during the Poland invasion (Sept. 1, 1939) (from
episode #38, "The Rise
and Fall of Sergeant Schultz" 1966)
Colonel Klink had a brother named Wolfgang.
Klink had a former girlfriend by the name of
Marlene Schneider. She used to call him "Willie". (from episode #112, "Klink's
Old Flame" 1969)
Klink was always chosen by the Luftwaffe to
broadcast from the tower because of his resonance, projection and "incredible"
diction. (from episode #131, "Is There a Traitor in the House"
Klink was in his late 40's to early 50's during World War II. He would have been
49 years old in 1944. (from episode #134, "Get Fit or Go Fight" 1970)
Colonel Klink celebrated his 50th birthday in episode #51, "Praise the
Führer and Pass the Ammunition" (1967).
In episode #3, "Kommandant of the Year" (1965), Colonel Klink
was awarded a metal for being Commandant of the Year. [This medal looks very much like the War Order of the German Eagle
- - - attached to a red pin-cushion]
In episode #3, "Kommandant of the Year" (1965), Colonel
Klink, as part of his acceptance speech for being chosen Commandant of the year, said that
his hometown was Dusseldorf. He was a handsome boy liked by his fellow students at the
gymnasium. He could not pass his examination for the law, medicine, or bookkeeping. His
father said "since you're obviously good for nothing, you should join the Army."
Klink took military training in Potsdam. (from episode #27, "The
Safecracker Suite" 1965)
Klink stated he has a 500 year-old aristocratic name. (from episode #14, "Oil
for the Lamps of Hogan" 1965)
Colonel Klink was a member of the 410th bomber group before being transferred to
Stalag 13. He was nicknamed "Iron Eagle". (from episode #45, "Don't
Forget to Write" 1966)
Everyone in Klink's family lived to be at least 80 years old. (from
episode # 62, "The Reluctant Target" 1967)
Klink's home phone number was "Bismarck 9 271", if there is no answer,
it's "Rheinlander 4 827". (from episode #97, "To the
Gestapo with Love" 1968)
Colonel Klink "had the honor" of being presented to the Führer at a
rally in Munich just before the war. (from episode #44, "Will the
Real Adolf Please Stand Up" 1966)
Klink's father and grandfather served in the military. (from episode
#101, "Guess Who Came to Dinner" 1968)
Klink and the Blue Barron were involved in an accident on August 4, 1917.
During a training flight, Klink panicked and their plane crashed, almost killing both of
them. The Blue Barron did however suffer a knee injury. (from episode
#104, "Will the Blue Barron Strike Again?" 1968)
It was stated in several episodes that Colonel Klink was afraid to fly.
Including #88, "How to Escape From a Prison Camp Without Really Trying" (1968);
#107, "The Missing Klink" (1968).
Klink was Best Man at General
Muelendorfs wedding. (from episode #126, "The Big Picture" 1969)
They also went to school together for 10 years.
Colonel Klink plays violin with the Hammelburg Quartet. (from
episode #153, "The Big Record" 1970)
Klink drinks a cup of cocoa before going to bed. (from episode #159,
"Easy Come, Easy Go" 1971)
Colonel Klink's favorite flavor of ice cream was "pistachio".
(from episode #133, "How's the Weather" 1970)
• In episode #151, "Kommandant
Schultz" (1970), Colonel Klink stated that he used to
General Hans Stofle was Colonel Klink's classmate at the
"university". (from episode #19, "Hello,
Colonel Klink stated that General Hans Stofle gave him his dueling
scar. (from episode #19, "Hello, Zolle"