- Gause, Alfred
Generalleutnant der Panzertruppe. Kommandeur II Korps.
- 14-12-1896, Königsberg, Preussen.
- 30-09-1967, age 71, Bonn.
Bonn, Friedhof Poppelsdorf. Abt XXVIII-Grab 300/301.
Alfred Gause, born 14-12-1896 in Königsberg, Prussia, joined the Army Service, age 17, on 14-03-1914, as a Fahnenjunker in the Samländisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr. 18. He was in the fields of the first war with this Regiment and was awarded with both the Iron Crosses. Gause remained in the new Reichswehr and with the outbreak of World War II he as a Oberst and commander of the X Army Corps was on the Western Front. In 1940 he landed in the Führer Reserve and on 01-10-1940 he was Chief of Staff of the XXXVIII Army Corps, under Erich von Manstein (see Manstein). He again landed in the Reserve, promoted to Major General on 01-06-1941 and assigned as Communication Officer in the Italian High Command. Transferred to Africa, on 01-09-1941, as Chief of the General Staff of the Panzergruppe Africa, under Erwin Rommel (see Rommel). He was awarded with the Ritterkreuz and in January 1942 Chief of the General Staff of the Africa Panzer Army . Gause landed again in the Reserve and assigned as Chief of the General Staff of Army Group Africa and promoted to Lieutenant General, on 01-04-1943. In Mai 1943 he was transferred to Europe and again temporary in the Reserve and becomes General Staff Officer with Erwin Rommel. Added to the Staff of the Army Group B, under Maximillian von Weichs (see Weichs) released in April 1944, in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know). Half June 1944 he succeeded Ritter und Edler von Dawans (see Dawans) as commander of the Panzer Group West and in August Chief of the General Staff of the 6th Army Corps under General Fretter Pico, (see Fretter Pico) he died old age 92, on 04-04-1984. Gause lost his command and landed in the infamous Reserve and was sent to the course of commanding Generals. From 05-04-1945 he was commander of the Generalkommando II Armeekorps in Kurland. After the capitulation with his Army Corps, he was in Soviet captivity until Autumn of 1955, and released by intervention of the new chancellor Konrad Adenauer (see Adenauer). Living in Bonn after the war he at the age of 71 died, on 30-09-1967 and is buried with his wife Elisabeth, born Gerss, who died age 83, on 30-04-1988, on the cemetery Popelsdorf in Bonn, close to the grave of WWII General Theodor Herbert (see Herbert).