Friedensburg, Walter, born 06-01-1889 in Berlin, three months before Adolf Hitler
(did you know
), after following the Gymnasium of Berlin Steglitz, entered the Army as a Fahnenjunker, age 17, in the 38th
Fusiliers Regiment on 19-07-1907. After a military training he was transferred to the Navy, for a training on the School ship “Hertha”
. He went to the Marine School in Mürwick
for a officer training and Fähnrich course. From September 1910 until September 1912 he was on the war ships, Zähringen, Rheinland and Helgoland. He became a Company officer with the II Werft Division until 03-01-1913. He then joined the Naval Luftwaffe and succeeded in a pilot training and ended the war as a Battalion Leader with the Sea Flight Command, in Warnemünde. Friedensburg retired from the Luftwaffe on 14-07-1919 and returned to civil life as a Kapitänleutnant. From 01-01-1932 he was an adviser of the War Ministry in Venezuela until Mai 1934. On 01-08-1934 reactivated in the Krieg marine as a Korvettenkapitän at the same time as a Major in Hermann Goering’s
(did you know
) growing Luftwaffe, in the Staff of the Command Flying School in Warnemünde, on 01-08-1934, for the rebuilding of the Lutwaffe
. From 01-10-1936 he was the commander of of the Flying School in Neuruppin and from 01-10-1937 until 03-08-1938 as commander of the Flyer Weapon School in Parow. He then was assigned as to the Reichsluftfahrtministerium until March 1939. With the outbreak of World War II he was, meanwhile a Generalleutnant, Higher Flying Training Command 17 in Vienna, until 31-03-1940. He became Officer with Special Duties in the RLM and was Chief in Staff of the Luftwaffe, to 30-09-1940. Friedensburg was assigned as Armaments Inspector IV in Dresden to 15-08-1943, now a Generalmajor. He was a Special Agent South with the Air Region Command III to 31-05-1944, as he was retired from the Luftwaffe Service, on 31-05-1944. Still he landed in American captivity on 08-05-1945 until 20-05-1947 and Friedensburg who was married twice and had one son, lived in Kassel with many other WWII Generals. His brother was Ferdinand Friedensburg
was an politician and substitute mayor of Berlin, in 1945. Ferdinand died old age 972, in Berlin.
Death and burial ground of Friedensburg, Walter.
Walter Friedensburg died, age 70, on 22-03-1959 and is buried with his wife Irene, who died age 62 in 1973, on the Hauptfriedhof of Kassel, close bye the graves of the Generals. Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur Ersatz Fallschirmjäger
, Friedrich Buch
, Generalmajor der Infanterie, the commander of the Troop Exercise Friedrich von Both
and Generalmajor der Infanterie, Helmut Bechler
.Commander of the 85th Infantry Division.