Wilhelm Heinrich Erwin Adolf Friedrich Martin von
- Apell , Wilhelm Heinrich Erwin Adolf Friedrich Martin von
Generalleutnant der Panzertruppe. Commander of the 22nd Panzer Division .
- 16-01-1892, Bückeburg.
- 07-03-1969, age 77, Varnholt.
Varnholt near Baden-Baden. Village cemetery, first row.
Apell , Wilhelm Heinrich Erwin Adolf Friedrich Martin von
Wilhelm Apell, born on 16-01-1892 in Bückeberg, entered at the age of 18, the Westfälischen Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 7, in Bückeburg. He was in the fields with the Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 7 or Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 7. He was seriously wounded twice and received the Wounded Medal in Black, also both the Iron Crosses. On 15-10-1916 promoted to Oberleutnant. At the end of the war the castle of Bückeburg, Apell's birthtown, would be the headquarter of Albert Speer (see Speer), as Gross Admiral Dönitz (see Dönitz) was the leader of a temporary new government after the suicide of Hitler (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) (see William Hitler) and Eva Braun (see Eva Braun). Apell joins after the war the new 29th Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment, on 01-09-1920 .On 01-04-1936 promoted to Oberstleutnant and from 1937 assigned as the leader of the 2nd Kradschützen-Battalion. When World War II breaks out, Apell as an Oberst and commander of the 9th Schützen-Brigade. in the 9th Panzer Division , under General Alfred Ritter von Hubicki . Von Hubicki would die old age 84, on 14-07-1971, in Vienna. His Brigade was fighting in France and the Balkan and Apell was promoted to the rank of Major General, on 20-04-1941. After being the first commander of the 22nd Panzer Division , from 25-09-1941 until 08-10-1942, succeeded by Lieutenant General Hellmuth von Chevallerie (see Chevallerie). Apell is transferred to the Führer Reserve Military District XVII. He became the commander of a Army Corps with wounded officers the Replacement General command XVII Army Corps, but from 15-03-1943 with the rank of Lieutenant General, the Replacement Wehrmacht Inspector in Vienna, until 08-05-1945, and lands in American captivity, until 11-06-1947. After his release he lives, a high decorated war General, in the little town of Varnholt, near Baden-Baden, in the South of Germany. Wilhelm von Apell died on 07-03-1969, at the age of 77 and is buried in the first row of the little cemetery of Varnholt.