Fox, Wilhelm.

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Fox, Wilhelm, born on 1507-1895 in Graz, Steiermark, entered the Army, as a Fähnrich, age 18, in the 8th Royal and Imperial Field Howitzer Regiment. Wilhelm was in the fields during the first war and retired from the Austrian Army on 28-10-1918 and entered the Czechoslovakian Army on 11-06-1919. He retired from the Czechoslovakian Army  on 27-10-1938 and employed with the German Invasion Troops into Czechoslovakia as a translator with the Staff of the 6th Army. From 28-08-1939 until 19-09-1939 he was accepted as translator in the OKH.  Fox was delegated with the leadership of the 6th Battery of the 8th Artillery Regiment until 13-01-1940. As commander of the 8th Artillery Regiment he landed in the infamous Führer Reserve  (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know), to 30-10-1943. Fox was again commander, now of the Artillery Command 30, from 25-09-1943 to his captivity by the Russian Forces, on 08-05-1945.

Death and burial ground Fox, Wilhelm.

He was first released in 1950 and lived in Weinheim, where he at the very old age of 89 died, on 16-04-1985. Fox is buried with his wife Olkga, born Wondrascher, who died age 80 in 1978, on the cemetery Bergstrasse, and only steps from the graves of two other WWII Generals, Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 297th Infanterie Division, Albrecht Baier  and General der Flakartillerie, Kommandeur der General III Flakkorps, Wolfgang Pickert

  .Pickert commanded the III Flak Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

In January 1943, Pickert, as commander of the 9th Flak Division, flew out of the Stalingrad encirclement avoiding capture. The 9th Flak Division was a division of the Luftwaffe created in western France in January 1941. It served on the Eastern Front before being surrounded in Stalingrad in November 1942 and destroyed. The division was reformed in February 1943 in the before Kuban Peninsula, and spent the remainder of the war on the Eastern Front.

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