Giese, Herbert, born 02-09-1899 in Raitbor, entered the Army as a Battery Officer in the 1st Field Artillery Regiment on 10-11-1917 and was retired already on 31-12-1920, age 21. He reactivated in the Army Service on 01-08-1925, age 26, as a Company Officer in the 7th
Infantry Regiment. Giese started World War II as commander of a Flak Battalion, in Hermann Goering’s
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He was Chief of Staff in different Air Region Commands and the last was on command XII until 15-03-1944. He was detached to the Luftwaffe Operations Staff RLM,
until 15-07-1944. Giese then became Chief of Staff of Air Fleet 10, Luftflotte 10 until 31-12-1944, under command of General der Flieger, Hans Georg von Seidel
Luftflotte 10 was formed on 01-07- 1944 with its headquarters in Berlin and coordinated all replacement and training units of the Luftwaffe. With this, the Luftflotte Reich was relieved of these tasks, allowing it to focus entirely on defending the airspace.
Giese last command as Generalmajor from 20-04-1945, was of the 31st
until 21-04-1945, as he landed in captivity.
Death and burial ground of Giese, Herbert.
Released on 25-03-1946 he lived in Wiesbaden, as many other WWII Generals and famous. When Herbert Giese was 56, he as the former commander (General) of the Federal Border Guard Command North in Hanover, waiting there idly for a Bonn command to take over a new post. His old post has recently been re-staffed with the commander Heinrich Müller. Giese had wanted to convert as a General Brigadier to the Bundeswehr, which he did not succeed because the staff committee rejected him as technically unsuitable. When the responsible office in the Federal Ministry of the Interior announced that he could no longer be used as Federal Border Guard Commander after this decision of the experts, Giese reported ill. His illness was immediately accepted by the Federal Ministry of the Interior and seems to be considered as a chronic condition for the time being.
Giese died at the age of 79, on 29-09-1978 and is buried on the Nordfriedhof of Wiesbaden, close to his “comrades” as General der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 205th Infanterie Division
, Horst Mellethin
, General der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 205th Infanterie Division
, Ernst Hell
, Generalleutnant der Flieger, Kommandeur Luftwaffe Transport
, Oskar Bertram
, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 172nd Division
, Kurt Fischer
, Generalleutnant der Flieger, Leader of firing Commission with the Air Fleet Reich, in Wiesbaden
, Erich Homburg
, Generalmajor der Wehrmacht, Chef des Generalstabes vom Generalkommando XXXIII, Friedrich von Unger
, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Command of the X Army, Hanns Adolf Voigt
and many more. The Red Baron
, Manfred von Richthofen and his
are buried on the Südfriedhof of Wiesbaden.