Oskar von dem
- Hagen, Oskar von dem
- Generalmajor der Infanterie. Kommandeur der 376th Infanterie Regiment.
- 13-04-1883, Annaburg, Sachsen.
- 17-05-1940, killed, age 57, near Ossendrecht .
Ysselsteyn, Netherlands, Kriegsgräber. Blok BA-Reihe 4-Grab 97.
Hagen, Oskar von dem
Oskar von dem Hagen, born 13-04-1886 in Annaburg, Sachsen, joined the Army on 22-03-1902, age 16, as a Fähnrich in the 153rd Infantry Regiment. He was transferred to the 1st Flying Battalion on 01-07-1913. He ends the first war as the group leader of Flying Corps 1 . He remains in the new Reichswehr, retired and entered again the Army Service, as a Supplemental Officer, on 31-03-1934. Hagen is the commander of the 376th Infantry Regiment at the beginning of World War II, on 01-09-1939 and is killed as an Oberst on the Western Front near Ossendrecht in the Netherlands, (see About) on 17-05-1940. He was posthumously promoted to General-Major. His dogtag said: EKM nummer: - 52 - Stab Infanterie-Regiment 376. He died at the age of 57 and was first buried in Goes, but he was reburied on the large German war cemetery of Ysselsteyn, 32.000 graves. His close neighbour is the General Friedrich Kussin (see Kussin), the first killed German General during Operation Market Garden, near Oosterbeek. Also buried there the personalities, Kurt Schmidt (see Schmidt), General Oskar von der Hagen (see Hagen), Flyer aces August Geiger (see Geiger), Paul Gildner (see Gildner), Lippe Weissenfeld (see Lippe Weissenfeld), Sayn Wittgenstein (see Sayn Wittgenstein), Helmut Woltersdorf (see Woltersdorf), and Karl Willius (see Willius).