Geitner, Kurt Ritter von, born 03-05-1884 in Truppacher Hof, entered the Army Service, on 19-07-1902, age 17, as a Fahnenjunker in the 5th
Field Artillery Regiment “König Alfons XIII of Spain”
in Landau in der Pfalz. As a Company leader he is on the Western front and received the title of Ritter von Geitner. He survived the war and retired on 16-09-1919, age 35 and reactivated in the growing Reichswehr
as a major in the 31st
Infantry Regiment, in Plauen, on 01-10-1935, already age 51. He joined World War II as the commander of the 209th
Infantry Replacement Regiment. Assigned to the General Staff of the IV Army Corps in Dresden, Paul von Hindenburg
was once their commander. On 11-04-1940 he is in the Staff of the VIII Army Corps under Generaloberst, Walter Heitz
in Breslau until 25-10-1940. General Heitz died of cancer in Soviet captivity, age 65, on 09-02-1944. As an Oberstleutnant he, from 18-06-1941, was Chief of the General Staff
of the Army Group Central. Landed on 16-02-1942 in the Führer Reserve until 04-07-1942 and on 01-06-1942 promoted to Oberst and Chief of Staff of the Commanding Generals of Serbian, General Paul Bader,
who died age 87 on 28-02-1971 in Emmendingen. Geitner as a Generalmajor now was with the Military Commander South East and on 01-11-1944 again in the Reserve, until 29-01-1945. Detached to the OKW Wehrmacht Operations Staff B in the South, until 16-04-1945. Representative of OKW
for the OKW Operations Staff B, to 08-05-1945. He then lands in Allied captivity and accused of war crimes by Internationale Militär Tribunal in the Process against Generals in Südosteuropa, but got acquittal.
Death and burial ground of Geitner, Kurt Ritter von.
Released on 19-02-1948 he lived in Munich, where he at the old age of 84 died, on 06-09-1968. Ritter Kurt von Geitner is buried with his wife Hedwig, born Kollmar, who died age 63 on 20-05-1963, on the cemetery of Pasing in Munich, only steps from the grave of WWII General der Artillerie, Commander of Special Purpose Higher Command XXXIII, Erwin Engelbrecht