Attig, Dr. Rudolf

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Attig, Dr. Rudolf
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Attig, Dr. Rudolf, born on 14-04-1893 in Giessen, Lahn, entered the Army Service at 08-08-1914. He served in the Medical Staff at Berlin, Medical Battalion 3. Josef Goebbels (did you know) was the Gauleiter of Berlin. In the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) (see William Hitler) (see Hitler parents) of the Army High Command on 22-01-1943.
   
As a the Führerreserve (“Officers Reserve”) was set up in 1939 as a pool of temporarily unoccupied high military officers waiting for new assignments in the German Armed Forces during World War II. The various military branches and army groups each had their own pool which they could use as they saw fit. The officers were required to remain at their assigned stations and be available to their superiors, but could not exercise any command function, which was equivalent to a temporary retirement while retaining their previous income. Especially in the second half of the war, more and more politically problematic, troublesome, or militarily incompetent officers were assigned to the Führerreserve. Army Doctor of the 10th Army Corps, under General der Infanterie, Paul Laux   in Italy, on 08-12-1943. On 29-08-1944 Paul Laux crashed during a reconnaissance flight. He died of his injuries on 02-09-1944, age 56. In the Führer Reserve again, from 11-12-1944. Attig landed in British captivity on 28-4-1945 and on 9-01-1946, he was transferred from Camp 1 to Island Farm Special Camp.
      
He was sent to different prisons and at last on 21-03-1947 he was transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11, where Attig was released at 25-11-1947.

Death and burial ground of Attig, Dr. Rudolf.

Dr. Rudolf Attig lived, after his release, in Bremen, where he, at the old age of 86 died, on 27-01-1981. He is buried on the cemetery of Riensberg in Bremen, close near the grave of Stalingrad, famous, General der Artillerie,  member “Nationalsozialistischen Deutschland“, Walter Seydlitz-Kurzbach  Also close by the graves of, U boat 521 capitän, Klaus Bargsten The 521 was built by the Deutsche Werft yard at Finkenwerder, Hamburg with yardnumber 336. Commissioned in June 1942, she was commanded by Kapitänleutnant Klaus Bargsten. The U-boat was assigned to the 4th U-boat Flotilla under Fregattenkapitan, Fritz Frauenheim Fritz_Frauenheim  who died age 57 on 28-09-1965 in Hamburg, for training and the 2nd  Flotilla, under Captain Werner Hartmann Werner.hartmann for operations. Hartmann died age 80, on 26-04-1963 in Ussel. U-521 was sunk on 02-07-1943 by the submarine chaser USS Gilmer. The only survivor was Bargsten himself. This was the second boat under Bargsten’s command, and the first that suffered heavy losses. The wreck of the submarine has never been found. Also buried here, the Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur 562th Volks Grenadier Division, Johannes Brauer, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur von Hamburg, Kurt Heyser, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur 292th Infanterie Regiment, Rudolf Reichert
  and Generalleutnant der Flakartillerie, Kommandeur Kommando XVIII Vienna, Kurt Wagner.
 

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