Geissler, Erich, born 11-12-1895 in Büdingen, Hesse, entered the Army as a war volunteer, age 18, on 10-08-1914, in the Replacement Battalion of the 168th
Infantry Regiment. He was involved in the first war and severely wounded
in hospital for eleven months, in 1915. Wounded again in 1917 he ended the war as a platoon leader of the III Battalion of the 25th
Infantry Regiment. He retired on 15-05-1920, reactivated again on 01-06-1924 as a Leutnant in the 15th
Infantry Regiment. With the outbreak of World War II he was commander of the III Battalion of the 87th
, until 13-01-1940, as an Oberstleutnant. Commander of the II Battalion of the 382nd
Infantry Regiment until 21-08-1941 and landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler
) (did you know
). Became commander in the field again of the Special Purpose Regiment Staff 200 to 01-04-1942 and commander of the 200th
Motorized Infantry Regiment, until 15-07-1942. Following commander of the 200th
Panzer Grenadier Regiment to 27-12-1942 and landed again in the Reserve to 01-05-1943. Geissler, promoted to Generalmajor was detached to the Army Personal Office of the OKH
and Department Chief of OKH until 01-05-1945. He was the last commander for eight days of the 78th
, he succeeded Generalmajor Harald von Hirschfeld, then 32 years old
and the youngest German General at that time who was killed in an air attack, on 18-01-1945 in Duplapass, and Geissler landed in Soviet captivity until 06-10-1955, as he was released by the intervention of the chancellor Konrad Adenauer
Death and burial ground of Geissler, Erich.
Living in Oldenburg he died, at the age of 71, on 02-05-1967 and is buried with his wife Charlotte, born Wrasse, who died age 62 on 02-01-1983, on the Gertruden cemetery in Oldenburg.