- Andrea , Alexander
General der Artillerie/Flieger. Kommandeur der 4th Panzer Heeresgruppe.
- 27-04-1888, Kösling.
- 03-04-1979, old age, 90, Wiesbaden.
Wiesbaden, Südfriedhof. Block A 4-Grab 82.
Andrea , Alexander
Born in Kösling, on 27-04-1888, Alexander Andrea entered the Army Service, at the age of 19, on 18-05-1907. During World War I, he served with the 561th Field Artillery Brigade, in the Staffs of the 2nd Army, the 25th Infantry Division, the 9th Landwehr Division and the XVI Army Corps. He received both the Iron Crosses. After the end of World War I, he remained in the Reichswehr, from which he retired in 1920. He then moved to the security police, where he stayed until 1935 when he re-entered the army. In August 1936, he joined the than newly established Luftwaffe. During World War II, Andrea, reached the rank of Lieutenant General in September 1939 and of General der Flieger, on 01-07-1941 and became General der Artillery in 1945. After the German invasion of Crete in Mai 1941, (see Bräuer) (see Blücher) he became commander of the Fortress Crete until 30-08-1942, succeeded by General Friedrich Müller (see Friedrich Müller), who would be executed by the Grecians. like Bräuer too. Andrea retired from the Luftwaffe Service, on 31-05-1943 and took over the command of the 4th Panzer Corps from Generaloberst Hermann Hoth (see Hoth). After the surrender of Germany in May 1945, Andrae was captured by the British and then extradited to Greece to be tried for war crimes he was responsible for while in Crete. In 1947, he was condemned to four life sentences, but after spending four years in the Aweroff prison in Athen. he was released on 24-12-1951. Later, Andrae was one of the founders of the German Reichswehr and stayed in prison until 24-12-1951. He retired until his death, on 03-04-1970, at the very old age of 90, in the city of Wiesbaden.
Wiesbaden, was a very popular place for Generals (see also North Cemetery). Alexander Andrea, is buried with his wife Charlotte, born Walter, who died age 68, on 15-02-1968, on the Südfriedhof in Wiesbaden between many other Generals, Erich Abraham (see Abraham), Rudolf Henrici (see Henrici), Max von Basse (see von Basse)), Wolf von Biedermann (see Biedermann), Eberhard Bohnstedt (see Bohnstedt), Helmut von Chevallerie (see Chevallerie), Lothar Debes (see Debes), Karl Edelmann (see Edelmann), Paul von Felbert (see Felbert), Werner Forst (see Forst), Hans Halke (see Halke), Ernst Hell (see Hell), Anton Heidenreich (see Heidenreich), Walter Kittel (see Kittel), Kurt Lindner (see Lindner), Franz Novak (see Novak), Oskar Wantke (see Wantke) and Hans Zanthier (see Zanthier). The World War I flyer aces, Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen (see Manfred von Richthofen) and brother Lothar (see Lothar) are buried there too.Wiesbaden, a very popular place for Generals (see also North Cemetery) Wiesbaden, a very popular place for Generals (see also North Cemetery) Wiesbaden, a very popular place for Generals (see also North Cemetery)