Fischer, Kurt, born on 16-08-1877, in Berlin, joined the Army Service on 16-03-1896, age 18, as a Fahnenjunker in the Königlich Preußische Army. He became a Fähnrich in the 5th Rheinisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 65, on 18-11-1896. With the beginning of the first war he was in the General Staff of the XVII Army Corps. Fischer ended the war as a Hauptmann and with both the Iron Crosses. He is allowed as a Major in the new Reichswehr and climbed up the ranks to a Lieutenant General at the beginning of World War II. On 26-08-1939 assigned as Kommandeur der Ersatztruppen XII in Wiesbaden, under Wehrkreis XII. End Oktober 1939 he was promoted to Kommandeur of the Ersatztruppen 2./XII. Fischer becomes Commander of the 172th Division, until 31-12-1942 and lands in the Führer Reserve of Adolf Hitler (did you know), until 28-02-1943.
Death and burial ground of Fischer, Kurt.
Not useful for Hitler’s war fare anymore Fischer was retired from the Army, age 65, on 28-02-1943. He lived in Wiesbaden with many other WWII Generals and where he died age 69, on 08-01-1947 and is buried with his wife Annie, born Tetens, who died age 70 in 1947, on the Nordfriedhof of Wiesbaden, in between of his colleagues’, as the
Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur 170th Infanterie Division , Franz Bentivegni, the 170th Infantry Division fought on the eastern front for much of the war and ended under General Siegfried Hass . Haß was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was held until July 1947, he died old age 89 on 14-12-1987 in Nordhorn. General der Infanterie, Kommandeur der LXIII Heeresgruppe, Ernst Dehner, Generalleutnant der Kavallerie, Jurist Reichs Kriegsgericht,Friedrich Eberhardt, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Commander of POW’s in area Wehrmacht Commander Eastern Territories, Victor Gaissert, Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur der Raketten Artillerie Truppe, Ernst Graewe, Generalleutnant der Flieger, Kommandeur Luftwaffe Versorgung, Friedrich Hanesse, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur der 4th Fallschirmjägerluftflotte, Battle for Stalingrad, Hans von Herudt von Rhode, General der Flieger, Erich von Keiser, Generalleutnant der Flieger, Leader of firing Commission with the Air Fleet Reich, in Wiesbaden, Erich Homberg, Generalmajor der Flieger, Commander of POW’s Military District III,Herbert Giese, Generaloberst der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 15th Division, D-Day, Hans von Salmuth