Göbel, Karl, born 20-01-1900 in Adelschlag, Franken, entered the Army on 27-06-1918 in the Replacement Battalion of the 13th
Bavarian Infantry Regiment, age 18. He as a infantry man was with the 4th
Replacement MG Company of the III Bavarian Army Corps
under command of Generalleutnant Hermann Freiherr von Stein
, till the end of the war. He was discharged on 14-12-1918, shortly after the end of the first war and he reactivated again in the new Reichswehr
of 8 divisions, 8 Infantry and 2 Cavalry, on 01-03-1919. Infantry man in the Security MG Company “Regler” to 04-06-1919. With the outbreak of World War II he was Company Chief of the 420th
Infantry Regiment. Commander of the III Battalion of the 420th
and delegated with the leadership of the 420th
until 01-12-1942. Commander of the 420th
Grenadier Regiment until 10-03-1944 as he landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler
(did you know
), to 30-05-1944. Again commander of the Grenadier Regiment “Böhmen” to 08-07-1944. He was appointed as commander of the 305th
Grenadier Regiment until 25-09-144 and in the Reserve again until 19-10-1944. Göbel was detached with the leadership of the 299th
Infantry Division, succeeded Generalleutrnant der Infanterie, Hans Junck
to 16-02-1945. Junck died age 73 on 28-11-1966, in Berlin.
Death and burial ground of Göbel, Karl.
The 299th Division was smashed during the massive Soviet summer offensive and destroyed in February 1945. Göbel was severely wounded on the battlefield of the Kurland Front near Schalmey and died of his wounds at the age of 45, on 02-03-1945. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor. Karl Göbel is buried on the war cemetery sector of the Esslingen-Ebershalde cemetery.