Boehm-Tettelbach, Alfred.

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Boehm-Tettelbach, Alfred, born 28-03-1878 in Erstein, the son of the district director and senior government councilor Carl Boehm (1838-1925) and Constanze, born Caggiati (1851-1932). His brothers were Oberstleutnant Hans Walther Luigi Boehm-Tettelbach (1873-1959) and Oberstleutnant at the General Staff of the Air Force Georg Arthur Boehm-Tettelbach (1875-1952; 1938 Honorary Professor of Defense Science at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Rostock). His nephew, the son of his brother Hans Walther, was Oberstleutnant Karl Boehm-Tettelbach (1910-2001) , who was born in Portland, Oregon. Alfred Boehm-Tettelbach was last married to Christine, born Spiller (1904–1993). Due to the large age difference, it can be assumed that it was his second marriage.

Alfred joined the Army Service on 01-10-1896, age 17, as a Fahnenjunker in the 1st Unter Elsässische Infanterie Regiment Nr. 132, under command of General der Infantry Berthold von Deimling   . Promoted to Leutnant on 27-01-1928 and transferred to the 1st Seebataillon, Navy , in Kiel. He came to the Navy Infantry Battalion of the Navy Expedition Corps in South West Africa, on 18-01-1904, age 25. After joining the Braunschweigischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 92 he was ordered to the Prussian War Academy from 01-10-1908, until 30-06-1911. He then followed a course for General Staff education and was promoted to Hauptmann/Major. He was assigned in the General Staff from 22-03-1914 until 29-05-1914 and appointed as Military Attaché in Belgrade. During the first war he was in different General Staffs and since 22-03-1918, as a Major, in the Staff of the Chief of Field Railway Transport Department. He was allowed in the new Reichswehr  in 1921 and working on the Ministry of the Reichswehr. Nazi Germany started almost immediately with rearmament. The scope of the Reichswehr was limited to 10 Divisions, 8 Infantry and 2 Cavalry, 100,000 men by the provisions of Versailles. It had no tanks, no air force and barely any ships. Six years later, at the outbreak of hostilities, the Wehrmacht had 3.5 million soldiers, 9,000 cannon, 2,500 tanks, 2,300 aircraft, 57 submarines and 45 surface vessels.
Promoted to Generalmajor in 1930, to Generalleutnant on 01-10-1932 and retired, age 54, from the Service on 31-01-1933. Reactivated in 1935 he became an instructor on the War Academy in Berlin/Morabit . With the beginning of World War II he from 10-9-1939 was the commander of the Rear Army Area 581, in Poland. Commander of Special Purpose High Command XXXII, in Lubin, to 01-03-1940. Commander of Special Purpose High Command XXXVII, West, to 25-05-1942, at the same time Commander of Troops of the Army in the Netherlands (see Holland) along with General der Flieger, Oberkommando Wehrmacht in the Netherlands, Massacre of Putten, Friedrich Christiansen

   , as a General of the Infantry. Commanding General of the LXXXII Army Corps until 01-11-1942. He then was placed to disposal of the OKH  and not useful for Adolf Hitler’s (did you know) (see William Patrick Hitler) war far finally retired on 28-02-1943, age 65.

Death and burial ground of Boehm-Tettelbach, Alfred.

   Living in Berlin Dahlem, Boehm-Tettelbach died at the old age of 84, on 12-07-1962 and was buried with his wife Christine, born Spiller, who died at the old age 89, on 22-11-1993, on the cemetery of Berlin-Dahlem, but after the fall of the Wall he is buried on the Sudwestfriedhof in Stahnsdorf. General of the Infantry a. D. Boehm-Tettelbach died on 12-07-1962 in Berlin. He was first buried in Berlin-Dahlem. With him rest his parents, his brother and his wife. Close by the graves of the General der Flieger, Chief of the Central Office, RLM, Bodo von Witzendorf,
   General der Infanterie, Chief of War Mapping and Surviving Matters, Gerlach Hans Hemmerich and General der Kavallerie, Commander 1st Kavallerie-Division , Kurt Feldt.

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