Dethleffsen, Erich, born on 02-08-1904 in Kiel, Mecklenburg, was married to daughter Harriet of Generaloberst der Infanterie, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, who planned the German invasion of Norway and Denmark during World War II. Erich volunteered the Army Service in the 8th Infantry Regiment, in the new Reichswehr , on 01-11-1925. Dethleffsen was promoted to the German General Staff in 1937. With the outbreak of the war he was in the General Staff of High Command XXXV. He fought as a Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front in World War II. Dethleffsen was wounded on 05-02-1942 and in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) until 30-08-1942. Awarded with the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross for his service. After his injury, he rose to the rank of Generalmajor and served on the Army General Staff in Adolf Hitler’s headquarters. His last command was as Chief of Army Operations Department in the Wehrmacht Operations Staff. Dethleffsen was arrested on 23-05-1945 and was held until March 1948 in an American Prisoner of War Camp. He was originally held in Hotel Palace, code named “Camp Ashcan” in Montdorf les Bains, in Luxembourg with Hermann Goering
Death and burial ground of Dethleffsen, Erich.
Released on 31-03-1948 he lived in Munich and died at the age of 75, on 04-07-1980. He is buried with his wife Harriet, who died age 85, on 04-01-1995, on the Waldfriedhof in Munich. On this cemetery are also buried, Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Commander of the Troops Exercise Grounds in Maria ter Heide, Heinrich Curtze, , Generalmajor der Kavallerie, Staff of the Inspector of Land Fortifications West, Gero von Gersdorf, Oberst der Wehrmacht, Highest German Commander on D-Day, Normandy, Ernst Goth, SS Obergruppenführer, Kommandeur General II SS Panzerkorps, Paul ‘Papa” Hausser
, SS , SS Obersturmführer, Chef 1./SS Pz Grenadier Regiment 38 “Goetz von Berlichingen”, Bruno Hinz, Generalmajor der Flieger, Commander of the Air Defend Division, Max Ibel, aircraft desiner, Hugo Junkers, General der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur der 4th Panzerdivision , Dietrich von Saucken , Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur Luftregio Truppe 3, Ernst Weber, the bearer of the Nazi blood flag SS Standartenführer, Jacob Grimminger, the scientist Werner Heisenberg, Generalmajor der Gebirgstruppe, Kommandeur der Jäger Regiment 100, Otto Schury Goering’s second wife, Emmy Goering-Sonneman, and the famous film maker
Leni Riefenstahl. “Triumpf of the Will” , the film chronicles the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg.