- Hell, Ernst Eberhard
General der Artillerie. Kommandeur General VII AK.
- 19-09-1887, Stade, Niedersachsen.
- 15-09-1973, old age, 85, Wiesbaden.
Wiesbaden, Südfriedhof. Feld A 2, i-Grab 11.
Ernst-Eberhard Hell, born 19-09-1887 in Stade, Niedersachsen, joined the Army on 01-03-1906, age 18 as a Fahnenjunker in 1st Kurhessisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 11. On 16-08-1907 he was promoted to Lieutnant. Transferred to the 1st Lothringisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 33 and with this Regiment in the fields of the first war. Hell received both the Iron Crosses for bravery on the front. He remained in the 100.000 men Reichswehr and became a Major General on 01-06-1938, with the command of the 269th Infantry Regiment in 1940. Promoted to Lieutenant General on 01-07-1940 and lost his command of the 269th on 12-08-1940 and appointed as commander of the 15th Infantry Division, former commander was Friedrich Chappuis (see Chappuis). Her commanded this division in the battle against Russia middle. Lost this command on 08-01-1942 and assigned as commander of the VII Army Corps, former commander Wilhelm Fahrmbacher (see Fahrmbacher). He fought heavy defending battles in the rear of Woronesh in the summer of 1942 as the Russians launched different attacks. For his behaviour he received the German Cross in Gold. He was awarded with the Iron Cross of the Iron Cross on 01-02-1943. Heavy retreating battles followed in the area of Kursk and Dnjeper and in 1944 in the rear of Tscherkassy. Hell’s named was called and honoured in the official Wehrmacht announces on 12-03-1944. He received the Oak Leaves on 04-06-1944 and landed in Russian captivity after battles in Rumania in the Summer of 1944. First released by intervention of Konrad Adenauer (see Adenauer) in October 1955, Hell retired in Wiesbaden as many Generals did (see Friedhof North). Ernst Hell died at the age of 85, on 15-09-1973 and is buriedwith his wife Irene, born Bath, who died old age87, on 19-05-1979, on the Südfriedhof of Wiesbaden. Wiesbaden apparently a popular place, and you can find the graves of Erich Abraham (see Abraham), Alexander Andrea (see Andrea), 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), Anton Heidenreich (see Heidenreich), Rudolf Henrici (see Henrici), 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 here too.