- Kessel, Hans
Generalleutnant der Infanterie. Kommandeur der 332th Infanterie Division.
- 11-08-1889. Luckau, Nieder-Lausitz.
- 08-05-1979, old age, 90, Tübingen.
- Tübingen, Bergfriedhof. Abt 7-Grab 37.
Hans Kessel, born 11-08-1889, six months after Adolf Hitler (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know), in Luckau, Nieder Lausitz, joined the Army Service, age 18, on 02-05-1908, as a Fahnenjunker in the 20th Infantry Regiment. He was in the fields of the first war as a Platoon leader of the 155th Infantry Regiment and on 26-02-1916 to 1917, wounded in hospital. He was again wounded in hospital on 30-03-1918 until the end of the war. Kessel remained in the Reichswehr and as an Oberst and Army Equipment Inspector for Infantry weapons he started in World War II to 21-09-1939. Appointed to commander of the 289th Infantry Regiment to 10-06-1940, wounded a long time in hospital again and in the Führer Reserve until 06-08-1941. Assigned as Commander of the 332nd Infantry Division, he succeeded General Heinrich Recke, Recke was missed in action in the region of Kharkow, age 52, on 01-08-1943. Kessel was Commander of POW’s in Military District V to 27-12-1944 and retired, age 55, from the Service. Living in Tübingen after the war Kessel died at the very old age of 90, 08-08-1979 and is buried with his wife Lucie, born Devens, who died very old age 98 in 1998, on the Bergfriedhof of Tübingen, close the graves of General Walter Assmann (see Assmann) and Generaloberst Richard Ruoff (see Ruoff).