Gersdorff, Gero von, born 17-10-1892 in Charlottenhof, entered the Army Service on 23-12-1912 as a Leutnant in the 3rd Foot Guards Regiment, age 20. He participated in the first war, was wounded on 26-09-1914 and in French captivity, until the end of the war, a short battle for him. He remained in the new Reichswehr as 100.000 other and with the outbreak of World War II he was the commander of the 1st Battalion of the 118th Infantry Regiment, until 01-12-1939. Gersdorff was following commander of the 166th Infantry Regiment and of the 80th Infantry Regiment as he landed wounded in hospital and the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know), until 27-04-1942. He got the command of 246th Infantry Replacement Regiment until 31-12-1942. Delegated with the leadership of Division 411 to 24-09-1944 and in the Reserve again, until 04-12-1944. Then transferred to the Staff of the Inspector of Land Fortifications West until his discharging and Allied captivity, on 08-05-1945.
Death and burial ground of Gersdorff, Gero von.
Released on 11-06-1947, Gero von Gersdorff lived in Munich, where he at the age of 75 died, on 15-11-1967. Gero is buried on the Waldfriedhof of Munich. On this cemetery are also buried the next personalities, General der Flieger, Kommandeur IV Flak Regiment, Rudolf Bogatsch, Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Commander of the Troops Exercise Grounds in Maria ter Heide, Heinrich Curtze, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur Wehrmacht Operaties Staff, Ernst Detleffsen
, Franz Ritter von Epp, Highest German Commander on D-Day, Normandy, Ernst Goth, SS Obergruppenführer, Highest German Commander on D-Day, Normandy, Paul “Papa” Hausser, Hitler Navy adjutant Karl von Puttkamer, SS Obersturmführer, Chef 1./SS Pz Grenadier Regiment 38 “Goetz von Berlichingen”, Bruno Hinz, Generalmajor der Flieger, Commander of the Air Defend Division, Max Ibel, aircraft designer, Hugo Junkers, General der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur der 4th Panzer Division,Dietrich von Saucken, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur der 4th Panzer Division ,Ernst Weber, Polish-Jewish historian, Szymon Datner, stated that on 18-09-1939, in the village of Śladów, units of the 4th Panzer Division shot or drowned 252 prisoners of war and 106 civilians in the Vistula. After that it was withdrawn to the Niederrhein. Also buried here Hermann Goering’s (did you know) second wife Emma Goering-Sonneman
the bearer of aswel the Nazi blood flag bearer, SS Standartenführer, Jacob Grimminger, Hitler’s naval adjutant, von Puttkamer, the scientist Werner Heissenberg, Generalmajor der Gebirgstruppe, Kommandeur der Jäger Regiment 100,Otto Schury and the famous film maker, Leni Riefenstahl , see documentary “Triumph des Willems”.