- Dahme, Josef
Generalmajor der Infanterie. Higher Commander of Supply Troops .
- 24-06-1894, Müschede, Arnsberg.
- 24-01-1978, old age, 83, Icking.
Icking, Stadtfriedhof. Abt VII-Reihe 3-Grab 5/6.
Josef Dahme, born on 24-06-1894 in Müschede, Arnsberg, entered the Army as a 20 years old war volunteer in the 22nd Bavarian Infantry Regiment " Fürst Wilhelm von Hohenzollern", on 23-10-1914, World War I was already started and he came on the Western front as a lieutenantand transferred to the 3rd Königliche Bavarian Infantry Regiment "Prinz Karl von Bavaria", from 27-04-1916, age 21. He was now transferred to the Reichswehr Luftwaffe, from 15-10-1917, where he started a pilot training in Schleissheim. He ended the war as a Flying Observer with Batallion 199 B and retired from the Army Service on 21-12-1918. Dahme joined the Police Service in Munich and from 06-12-1920 in Bamberg. He was promoted to Police Oberleutnant on 20-12-1920 and to Hauptmann on 01-07-1927. He was reactivated as a Hauptmann of the Wehrmacht in the growing Reichswehr, on 01-08-1935, as a Company Chief in the 7th Motor Transport Battalion and from 16-03-1936 promoted to Major and Oberstleutnant from 01-06-1936. He was the commander of the 10th Transport Batallion to 25-08-1939 and with the start of World War II he was assigned as commander of the Transport Regiment 602. Dahme was promoted to Oberst on 01-02-1941. He was all the war a Supply and Transport General and didn’t see the battlefields from close by. He received the German Cross in Silber on 22-10-1943. Became Higher Commander of Supply Troops 6 in France from 16-05-1944 until 10-11-1944 and landed in the Führer Reserve OKH (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know), until 08-05-1945, as a Major General from 30-01-1945. He ended the war in captivity and is released from the Island Farm Camp in England in 1947. Josef Dahme lived in Icking, Bavaria after the war, just as colleague WWII General Friedrich Sixt (see Sixt). Dahme died at the old age of 83, on 24-11-1978 and with his wife Magarete, born Treubel, who died age 84 on 24-01-1976, they are both buried on the small cemetery of Icking. Around the corner, close by in Irschenhausen, the General of the Panzertruppen Leo von Geyr Schweppenburg is buried (see Geyr von Schweppenburg).