Chevallerie, Gustav Hans Erdmann Hellmuth von der.

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Chevallerie, Gustav Hans Erdmann Hellmuth von der, born on 09-11-1896 in Berlin , Josef Goebbel  the son of the Royal Prussian Prime Leutnant in the Guard Pioneer Battalion of the Guard Corp and later Generalmajor of Huguenot descent, Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Erdmann Hans  von Chevallerie (1857-1946) and his wife Margret, born von Schulz (1866-1945). On 18-12-1918 Hauptmann von der Chevallerie married his fiancee the teacher Dorothea Adelaide Luise Anna Charlotte Zander (born 03-05-1895 in Rybnik/died 14-10-1957 in Göttingen), the daughter of the secret medical councilor Dr. med Rudolf Zander and his wife Charlotte, born Exss. The couple had a son, leutnant Hans -Rudolf von der Chevallerie (born 11-11-1919 in Koberg on 11-06-1940 in battle) and three daughters including Erika Margarete Charlotte, who was born in Kolberg in 1921 and who would marry in Buckow in 1942 with Hans Rudolph. His corpse, he died of his wounds in the Cologne Nippes reserve hospital, was transferred to Kolberg instead of to the war cemetery at the request of his parents. Kurt von der Chevallerie’s brother is a Knight Cross bearer Generalleutnant Gustav Hans Erdmann Hellmuth von der Chevallerie.   Kurt died in battle on 14-01-1944, in Biala Podlaska, Lublin, and is buried at the Polish war cemetery Pulawy, in Section 2.
Helmut’s sister was Anna Julia Barbara Else from the Chevallerie (born 09-08-1893 in Berlin and died 22-02-1983 in Oberstdorf)
Hellmut came from the old Huguenot and noble family of the Chevallerie, who came to Prussia in 1660 . Chevallerie joined the Army, as a volunteer, on 04-08-1914, one month after the outbreak of World War I. He came with 5th Garde Grenadier Regiment , his brother Kurt was the commander, on the front. Kurt was missed in action on 18-04-1945 near Kolberg in World War II and Kurt’s only son Hans Rudolf died on the Western Front. Helmut was twice wounded during the battles, in captivity and received both the Iron Crosses. After returning to his homeland in November 1918, he joined the volunteer Garde-Grenadier battalion of the Freikorps Hindenburg  . In May 1920 his takeover took place in the Provisional Reichswehr. Helmut was allowed in this new Reichswehr and was an adjutant in the Generalkommando XII. Armeekorps, as World War II starts. He was involved in the invasion of Russia and as an Oberst and commander of the 10th Schützen Brigade, he landed in the Führer Reserve, in 1942. In October 1942, he was assigned as commander of the 22nd Panzer Division , he succeeded Generalleutnant der Panzertruppe, Commander of the 22nd Panzer Division, Wilhelm von Apell and in November promoted to Generalmajor. He is seriously wounded  and has to give up his command until 30-04-1943. Awarded with the Ritterkreuz   and promoted to Generalleutnant, he reactivated as commander of the  13th  Panzer Division  in Mai 1943, former commander Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Commander of the 20th Panzer Division , Walter Düvert Chevallerie was awarded the Deutsche Kreuz in Gold , and on  30-04-1943, the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. During the invasion of Poland, soldiers from the 20th Division took part in massacres in the village of Drzewica  on September 8 and 9 Medical columns marked with Red Cross signs  were also attacked. Soldiers from the division used civilians as human shields. The offensive of the Soviet pushed the Germans to their starting positions of June 1941. The 13th Panzer Division was attached to Army Group South Ukraine, under General Field Marshal, Ferdinand Schörner which had orders to stop the Soviets from capturing the Romanian oil fields. The Red Army offensive of August 1944 resulted in the deaths or imprisonment of most of the division. Panzer Division. In the spring of 1945, the division was reformed under the name Feldherrnhalle 2 . The last engagements with the Soviets were fought on the Austro-Hungarian border. The Division surrendered in Austria in May 1945.
  Von der Chevallerie again wounded on 25-10-1943, is in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) and in November 1943 assigned as commander of the 273rd Reserve Panzer Division. His son Lieutenant Udo was killed in action in Russia, age 21 on 14-07-1943. His division is disbanded in the spring of 1943 and he lands for the third time in the Reserve. Temporary replaced commander of the 233rd Reserve Panzer Division, he replaced Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur 29th Infanterie Division , Max Fremery  from August 1944 until the autumn 1944. Commander, from 01-11-1944, of the Truppenübungsplatzes Bergen, on 20-02-1945 again in the Führer Reserve. He became commander of “Sudetengau” and with the capitulation in Mai 1945 in Allied captivity, until his release in the summer of 1947.
Hellmuth married his fiancée Ruth Schwarzenberger in 1921, and their children included Udo (born 02-02-1922 in Biere), who had remained in front of the enemy at Tereben on the eastern front as a lieutenant in the army on 24-7-1943.

Death and burial ground of Chevallerie, Gustav Hans Erdmann Hellmuth von der.

    Von der Chevallerie, here with General Erich von Manstein   died at the age of 68, on 01-06-1965 in Wiesbaden. He is buried with his wife Ruth, born Schwarzenberge, who died age 81 on 06-02-1987, on the Südfriedhof of Wiesbaden. Wiesbaden apparently a popular place, Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 145th Artillerie Division, Rudolf Henrici, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Director of Replacement Army Corps XII, Max von Basse, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur III Luftwaffe Ersatz Battalion, Wolf von Biedermann Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 7th Infanterie Regiment, Eberhard Bohnstedt, 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, Werner Forst, 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, Frans Nowak, General der Polizei, Oskar Wantke and Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur of Magdeburg, 1944, Hans Zanthier. The World War I flyer aces “Red Baron”, Manfred von Richthofen and brother Lothar.

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