- Wolz, Alwin
Generalmajor der Flakartillerie. Kampfkommandant von Hamburg.
- 22-09-1897, Windsfeld.
- 15-09-1978, heart failure, age 80, Munich.
Alwin Wolz, born 22-09-1897 in Windsfeld, entered the Army on 23-06-1915 in the Kaiserliche Marine. He as a volunteer on 23-07-1915 came to the Reserve-Battalion of the 2nd Marine-Infanterie-Regiment, in Wilhelmshaven and on 25-10-1915 transferred to the 3rd Marine-Infanterie-Regiment. Wolz was promoted to Fahnenjunker on 01-08-1916 and came on 17-07-1916 to the Army, with the 5th Bayrischen Infanterieregiment. Wolz was wounded on 08-06-1917, on the Western Front and landed in hospital until 19-07-1917. He was promoted again on 25-06-1917, now to Lieutenant. From 23-08-1917 until 31-10-1919 he was Platoon and Company leader in different Regiments. He was transferred to the Police Service on 24-11-1919 and came to the Motorized Unit. He was the leader of the Motor Transport Battalion of the State Police Service, from 1925 to 1928, in Landshut. He was transferred again to the Luftwaffe (see Hermann Goering) (did you know) on 01-09-1935 and promoted to Hauptmann. During World War II he was commander of different Anti Aircraft Regiments. On 02-04-1945, Wolz meanwhile a Major General was assigned as Battle Commander of Hamburg. After strong discussions, with his officers, he, on 03-05-1945, surrendered the city to the British Brigade General David Spurling, in the townhall of Hamburg. Wolz was in British captivity, until 07-07-1947 and released. Alwin Wolz, died at the age of 80, of a heart attack, on 15-09-1978, in Munich and is buried on the Stadtfriedhof of Vaterstetten.