Buschmann, Friedrich

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Buschmann, Friedrich, born 24-01-1885 in Wiesbaden, entered the Army Service age 20, on 14-03-1905 as a Fähnrich with the 7th Foot Artillery Regiment. He, during the first war, was a battery leader of the 4th Coastal Mortar Battery and later of the 46th Heavy Artillery Battalion to 01-10-1919. Buschmann remained in the new Reichswehr as Battery Chief of the 7th Reichswehr Artillery Regiment until 01-10-1920 and Battery Chief of the 6th Artillery Regiment to 01-02-1925. Then adviser in the Army Weapons Office , RWM until 01-02-1929 as a Hauptmann. Promoted to Major on 01-02-1929 with the Staff of the III Battalion of the 6th Artillery Regiment to 01-02-1930. He was an Artillery Officer of Fortress Königsberg
    soviet-officer-tilsit-east-prussia  to 1933, meanwhile a Oberstleutnant. From 01-10-1934 he was commander of the III Battalion of Artillery Regiment “Schwerin” until 01-10-1935. Commander of the 56th Artillery Regiment until 10-11-1938. With the start of World War II he was Artillery Commander 4 until 1940, now a Generalmajor. From 1940 he was Artillery Commander 24, succeeding Oberst Fritz Albert Otto Schlieper   to 30-04-1942 . Schlieper believed that his infantry ‘would manage everything on its own’. In June 1941, Schlieper had to acknowledge the era of infantry attacks without air or tank support was now past. Schlieper died  04-06-1977, age 84, in Heidelberg. Fritz was a brother of the Generalmajor Franz Schlieper   commander of 12th Luftwaffe Field Division. The division suffered heavy losses during the retreat from Leningrad. It took part in the retreat to Latvia and in the battles of the Courland Pocket.
Buschmann retired as a Generalleutnant from the Service, age 57, already. The youngest Generalleutnant in WWII, with 36, was Theodor Tolsdorf 

Death and burial ground of Buschmann, Friedrich.

 Living in Berlin, Friedrich Buschmann died at the age of 59, on 11-03-1954 and is buried with his wife Anna, who died on 22-11-1985, on the cemetery Heerstrasse in Berlin, opposite the 1936 Olympic Stadion , which commander in 1936 was Hauptmann, Wolfgang Fürstner.
 

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