Basse, Max von.

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Basse , Max von

Basse, Max von, born on 30-03-1883 in Kamen, six years before Adolf Hitler (did you know),  entered the Army Service on 22-10-1902, at the age of 19, as a Fähnrich, in the 13th Infantry Regiment. From 18-08-1909 until 30-09-1910 he was detached to the Command in Münster. During the first war battles, Hauptmann von Basse, was severely wounded in hospital from 24-09-1917 until 28-12-1918, fifteen months. During World War II, which he started as an Oberst, he was Director of the Military District Welfare in different departments adding as Director of Replacement Army Corps XII, until 31-07-1942, meanwhile a Generalmajor, as he retired from the Army Service, age 59. Both his sons, Oberleutnant Hans Dieter “Diederich”  and Aspirant Officer Jobst, didn’t survive the war and they are remembered on the gravestone.

Death and burial ground of Basse, Max von.

Not really a battlefield General, Max von Basse died at the age of 65, on 13-02-1949, in Wiesbaden. Basse is buried with his wife Charlotte, who died old age 91 in 1981, on the Südfriedhof of Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden apparently a popular place for Generals as on the same cemetery are buried, General der Infanterie, Commandeur der 76th Infanterie Division, Erich Abraham, Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 145th Artillerie Division, Rudolf Henrici, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur III Luftwaffe Ersatz Battalion, Wolf von Biedermann, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 7th Infanterie Regiment, Eberhard Bohnstedt , Generalleutnant der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur der LIX Armee Korps, Hellmuth von Chevallerie, Hauptsturmführer der Waffen SS, Kommandeur 10th SS-Panzer-Division Frundsberg, Lothar Debes, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur 153th Feld Division, Karl Edelmann, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 560, Besancon,Paul von Felbert, Generalleutnant Inspekteur der Artillerie, Kommandeur 106th Infanterie Division , nicknamed ” Aufgehende Sonne (Rising Sun) , Werner Forst, the 106th Infanterie Division  saw action in the Kursk offensive and  sustained a total of 3.277 casualties (566 KIA, 2.667 WIA, 44 MIA), while the total casualties to August 25th were 147 officers and 5.933 men (while receiving 60 officers and 2.722 men). Also buried here, Generalmajor der Pioniere, Kommandeur der 87th Grenadier Battallion, Hans Halke

  General der Infanterie, Kommandeur General VII AK, Ernst Hell, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandant Flughafen Bezirk 8/VI, Anton Heidenreich, Generalstabarzt der Wehrmacht, Dr. Walter Kittel, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur Schule Infanterie /Kavallerie, Kurt Lindner, Generalleutnant der Flieger, Lufwaffe Ersatz Division, Franz Nowak, General der Polizei, Oskar Wantke and Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur of Magdeburg, 1944, Hans Zanthier.

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