Baier, Albrecht.

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Baier, Albrecht, born on 28-07-1893 in Frankfurt am Main, where Anna Frank was born, entered the Army on 24-02-1913 as a Fahnenjunker with the 3th Field Artillery Regiment, age 19 and in the fields of the war with the 64th Field Artillery Brigade. He ended the war as an Oberleutnant and Battery Leader in the Field Artillery Regiment. After the end of war he was Battery Chief of the Artillerie-Battalion “Hederich” in the Freikorps “Hülsen”. after Bernhard Franz Karl Adolf von Hülsen (20 April 1865 – 21 April 1950)   who was a German  WWI Generalleutnant. Hülsen formed the Freikorps (von) Hülsen, a paramilitary unit which participated in the suppression of the Spartacist League in Berlin.
Baier is reactivated on 01-02-1932 as Battery Chief of the 3rd Artillerie-Regiment and promoted to Major on 01-02-1933. With the start of Second War II he is in the infamous Führer Reserve , as an Oberst. From 06-09-1939 he is appointed as Chief of Staff of the Military Commander in Posen to 26-10-1939. (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know)  (see Alois Hitler)
    (see  William Hitler).
  Chief of the General Staff of the Replacement XXI Army Corps to 05-02-1940. The same position with the  XXXIX Army Corps, under command of Generaloberst Rudolf Schmidt 
  to 20-09-1940 and again of the XXI Army Corps to 01-02-1942. Assigned as a Generalmajor with the command of the 102nd Infantry Division  until 01-05-1942 and again in the Reserve to 01-08-1942. Commander, now a Generalleutnant from 01-01-1943, of the 342nd Infantry Division, succeeding Paul Hoffman, until 15-02-1944, his successor was General der Infanterie, Commander of the 342nd Infantry Division, Heinrich Nickel, a brother in law of Vice Admiral, Commandant of Sea Defenses Pas de Calais, France  Friedrich Frisius   . The 342nd Infantry Division  in January 1945, the Division was almost completely destroyed during the Vistula-Oder-Offensive, but it fought on as a Kampfgruppe until it was encircled in the Halbe Pocket during the Battle for Berlin. Some members of the division managed to escape westwards to surrender to the US Army  at Travemünde near Lübeck on the Baltic Sea. Baier is assigned from 20-02-1944 as Commander of the 297th Infantry Division . Fighting with the 297th Infantry Division, where he succeeded Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Otto Gullmann , who died age 75, on 02-01-1963, retreating battles in Kroatien, he comes in American captivity, on 08-05-1945.

Death and burial ground of Baier, Albrecht.

Released in 1947 he lived in Weinheim, the same town where the Generals Wilhelm Fox and Wolfgang Pickert lived and died, Baier passed away at the age of 59, on 17-01-1953. Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Albrecht Baier, is buried with his wife Ruth, born Brumms, who died old age 96, on 04-06-1993, in Weinheim on the town cemetery, nearby the graves of Generalmajor der Infanterie, Artillerie Kommandant 30th Korps, Wilhelm Fox and General der Flakartillerie, Kommandeur der General III Flakkorps,

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