- John, Richard
Generalleutnant der Infanterie. Kommandeur Weapen-Development.
- 21-06-1896, Wilhelmshaven.
- 19-02-1965, age 68, Garmisch Partenkirchen.
Garmisch. Stadtfriedhof. Abt III-Feld II-Reihe 1-Grab 11/12.
Richard John, born 21-06-1896 in Wilhelmshaven, joined the Army Service on 17-08-1914, age 18, as a Fähnrich in the 1st Bavarian Infantry Regiment. He was in the fields of WWI in the mobile 1st Bavarian Infantry Regiment. John ended the war wounded in hospital, remained in the new Reichswehr and with the beginning of World War II he as an Oberstleutnant was Operations Officer in the Army weapons Office until 01-01-1940. He then was commander of the II Battalion of 203rd Infantry Regiment and transferred into the 36th Infantry Regiment to 06-05-1940. John was in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) from 25-04-1943 until 10-07-1943, and joined a 5th Division leaders course. Delegated with the temporary leadership of the 292nd Infantry Division, he succeeded General Wolfgang von Kluge, Kluge died age 84, on 30-10-1976, in Kiel and the command of the 292nd from 08-11-1943 until 01-07-1944. He lost his command to General Johannes Gittner (see Gittner) and appointed as Chief of Head Department for Ballistics and Munitions in the Army Weapon Office, OKW, to 01-11-1944. Chief of Office Group for the Development and Testing in the Army Weapons Office OKW, to 04-05-1945. In US captivity to 06-06-1947 and released John lived in the beautiful city of Garmisch Partenkirchen, a favourite place for use and also many Generals. John died at the age of 68, on 19-02-1965 in Garmisch Partenkirchen and is buried with his wife Gretl, who died old age 89, on 18-09-1996, on the cemetery of Garmisch and the next Generals are buried there also, Wilhelm Fahrmbacher (see Fahrmbacher), Edgar Grün (see Grün) Christian Hansen (see Hansen), Eduard Hauser (see Hauser), Iwan von Ilsemann (see Ilsenmann), Otto Lancelle (see Lancelle), Victor von Lossberg (see von Lossberg), Theodor Triendl (see Triendl), Wilhelm Voelk (see Voelk), Wilhelm Wimmer (see Wimmer) and Admiral Hermann Densch (see Densch).