Diesener, Paul, born on 27-04-1882 in Berlin, the Gauleiter of Berlin was Joseph Goebbels (did you know), joined the Army Service on 28-02-1902, age 19, as a Fahnenjunker in the 6th Grenadier Regiment. With the outbreak of the first war, he was in the 153rd Infantry Regiment and wounded in hospital from 15-10-1914 to December 1914. He ended the war as an adjutant with the General Command of the XIV Army Corps. Diesener was temporary in the Free Corps of Georg Ludwig Maercker and retired on 31-12-1920. Maercker died age 59, on 31-12-1924, in Dresden. Following the Armistice of 1918 that saw the end of fighting and of the Bolshevik revolution that led to the creation of the Soviet Union, there were many examples of disturbances throughout Germany. Maercker a WWI General suggested the formation of Freikorps, Free Corps, to suppress these and a number of formations formed themselves, usually around individual army officers. Diesener reactivated in the growing Reichswehr on 01-10-1932. When World War II started he was the commander of the 52nd Border Protection Regiment. Diesener was transferred to the Africa Front, under Erwin Rommel
) and General der Panzertruppe, Ritter Wilhelm von Thoma, with the Staff of the German Africa Corps, DAK and commander in the Liaison Staff with the XXI Italian Army Corps, commander of Italy was Generalfeldmarschall der Flieger, Albert Kesselring. From 21-05-1942 he was the Liaison Staff with the 2nd Italian Army Corps, under General Luigi Capello . Capello was involved in the planning of an attempt to assassinate Benito Mussolini,
for which he was tried and sentenced to jail in 1927; he was released in 1936, after serving eleven years, Luigi Capello died age 82, on 25-06-1941. Diesener was commander of Railroad Security Section Staff 5 from 09-10-1943 to 27-10-1944 and landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know). During the desert war in Africa from 13-09-1940 until Mai 1943, the allied forces lost more then 250.000 men, death, wounded and captured. The As force’s casualties were 620.000 men included 250.000 prisoners of war. Diesener came in British captivity on 02-05-1945 and was released on 28-02-1946. Diesener’s son Lieutenant Rüdiger didn’t survive the war and was killed in battle age 20, on 01-08-1941 in Russia.
Death and burial ground of Diesener, Paul.
Paul Diesener lived in Hildesheim, where he at the old age of 88, on 22-05-1970, died. He is buried with his wife Gertrud, born Gwallig, who died old age 90 on 04-03-1992, on the Nordfriedhof of Hildesheim, next to WWII Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur Kassel-Rothwesten, Werner Mundt
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