Max Josef Johann
- Pemsel, Max Josef Johann
Generalleutnant der Wehrmacht. Stabchef 7th Armee.
- 15-01-1887, Regensburg, Bavaria.
- 30-06-1985, old age, 98, Munich.
München, Nordfriedhof. Plot 113-Reihe 1-Grab 21.
Pemsel, Max Josef Johann
Max Permsel, born on 15-01-1897 in Regensburg, Bavaria, entered the German Army during the First World War in April 1916 as a volunteer. He was assigned to the 11th Reserve Infantry Regiment of the Bavarian Army, with which he saw action at the Western front. On 30-04-1918 Pemsel was promoted to lieutenant. After the Armistice, Pemsel remained in the shrunken German Reichswehr. In 1935 Pemsel became a staff officer in the 1st Mountain Division. During the World War II he fought in various theaters. In 1941 during the Invasion of Yugoslavia he was the Chief of Staff of the XVIII Gebirgskorps. By 1944 he had been promoted to Lieutenant-General and made Chief of Staff of the 7th under SS General Paul Hausser (see Hausser) Army, during which coordinated the first German response to Operation Overlord. In August 1944 Pemsel was transferred to Finland and given command of the 6th Mountain Division, a command he held until 19 April 1945, a former commander was Ferdinand Schörner (see Schörner). On 09-12-1944 Pemsel was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. In April 1945 Pemsel was transferred to Italy, where he became Chief of Staff of the Ligurien Armee. He surrendered on 26-04-1945 and remained a prisoner of war until April 1948. On 26-04-1956 Pemsel entered the Bundeswehr in the rank of a Major-General and was given command of Wehrbereich VI (Munich). On 01-04-1957 he was promoted to Commanding General of the II Corps, stationed in Ulm. On 30-01-1958 he was promoted to Lieutenant-General.
Pemsel retired on 30-09-1961 and lived in Munich where he died on 30-06-1985, at the very old age of 98, in Munich. Pemsel is buried on the Nordfriedhof of Munich, close by the graves of Putz victim Andreas Bauriedl (see Bauriedl) and Heinrich Hoffmann (see Hoffmann), Hitler’s photographer and his daughter Henriette Schirach-Hoffmann (see Henriette) and (Baldur), Dr. Gustav von Kahr (see Kahr) President of the Bavarian court in 1923 during the Putz and some further the secretary of Hitler, Traudl Junge-Humps (see Junge)+(Hans), the Generals Kuno Fütterer (see Fütterer) and Erich von Botzheim (see Botzheim), the Troost couple (see Paul Troost) (Gerda) and Generaloberst of the Mountain Troops, Eduard Dietl (see Dietl).