Dorn, Hellmuth

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Dorn, Hellmuth, born on 30-04-1895 in Merseburg, entered the Army as a war volunteer in the 10th Pioneer Battalion, on 16-08-1914, age 19, with the outbreak of the first war. Fahnenjunker in the 20th Pioneer Regiment until 14-01-1915. He was in the field with the 20th until 26-02-1917 and ended the war as an adjutant in the 227th Pioneer Battalion and was allowed in the new Reichswehr . With the outbreak of WWII he was an adviser in the Army General Staff, 5th Department and got the command of the 47th Pioneer Regiment Staff, until 05-01-1941. Dorn was with the Staff of Army Group A File:Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe.svg, under Generaloberst Gerd von Rundstedt later Group West to 25-07-1942 under Generalfeldmarschall Günther “Hans” Kluge
   To 25-11-1942 Dorn was commander of the Pioneer Regiment Staff 617. As Chief of Department Pioneers in the Staff of General of Pioneer and Fortresses in OKH, until 20-04-1945. He then landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) to his captivity by the Americans, on 09-05-1945.

Death and burial ground of Dorn, Hellmuth.

He was released on 20-06-1947 and lived in Farchant, Bavaria, where he at the age of 66 died, on 22-03-1962. Dorn is buried with his wife Annemarie, who died old age 96 in 1989, on the village cemetery of Farchant. John Mann of the US Army, stationed in Oberammergau, reported me that the gravestone of General Dorn was removed and sent me a picture of the changed location.

Cemetery location of Dorn, Hellmuth.


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