Hans Jürgen served in the German Army from 1908 with the 1st Garde Regiment in Potsdam and promoted to Leutnant on 19-08-1909 until the end of World War II. During the First World War he saw action on both the Eastern and Western fronts and ended the war as an Hauptmann and Battalion leader. After the war he remained in the new Reichswehr and rose to command the elite 68th Infantry Regiment in Berlin, Later Nazi Gauleiter of Berlin was Josef Goebbels. With the rise of Nazi Germany, Arnim commanded the 5th Infantry Division in both the Battles for Poland and France. In October 1940, Arnim was given command of the 17th Panzer Division . He lost this command as he was wounded in action and General Karl Ritter von Weber got the command on 24-06-1941. Von Weber would die of injuries soon on 20-07-1941, age 48. His successor was General Wilhelm von Thoma. With the outbreak of the war against the Soviet Union, he was promoted to Lieutenant General, commander Heinz Guderian (son Kurt) and (son Heinz Günther), but was seriously wounded a few days after the start of the campaign. He was promoted to General der Panzertruppe on 01-10-1941 and commanded the XXXIX Panzerkorps he was placed in command of the 5th Panzer Army, in 1942, where he succeeded General Heinz Otto Ziegler under the command of the famous D.A.K, Deutsches Afrika Korps, Army Group Africa, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. During the desert war in Africa from 13-09-1940 until Mai 1943, the Allied lost more then 250.000 men, death, wounded and prisoners. The As casualties were 620.000 men, included 250.000 men in captivity. General Heinz Otto Ziegler died age 78, on 21-08-1972 in Göttingen. The 5th Panzer Army was encircled and trapped in the Ruhr Pocket, and surrendered on 17-04-1945. Von Arnim was promoted to Generaloberst on 04-12-1942 and made Commander in Chief of Army Group Africa. Adolf Hitler (see Hitler Alois) (Paula) (Parents) namely, refused to allow Rommel, who was ill and exhausted of the many frustrating battles, to return to Tunesia. Captured by the British Indian Army’s 4th Infantry Division , under Lieutenant General Sir John Ledlie Inglis Hawkesworth two months later on 12-05-1943. Hawkesworth died on the way home to Britain, when he suffered a heart attack while on board his troopship which lay at Gibraltar, on 03-06-1945 at the age of 52.
Death and burial ground of Arnim, Hans Jürgen Bernard Theodor von.
Cemetery and grave location of Arnim, Hans Jürgen Bernard Theodor von.