Goeldel, Otto von, born 26-01-1886 on Gut Schönefeld, Hagen,
entered the Army on 16-01-1907, age 20, as a Fahnenjunker in the 28th
Infantry Regiment. He was in the fields of the first war as leader of the 1st
Battalion of the 423rd
Infantry Regiment and in French captivity on 08-10-1918 until 11-02-1920. In between the war he was in the Police Service and reactivated in the Army in the Staff of the 34th
With the outbreak of World War II he was commander of the 15th
Infantry Regiment and in the Führer Reserve OKH, on 01-11-1939. He was transferred as Office Judge to the Reichs War Court of President Roland Freisler
until 20-06-1943 and landed in the Führer Reserve until 21-07-1943. Goeldel then was detached to the Commander of Air Area South to 12-08-1943 and commander of the Head Liaison Staff 590, in Lyon, to 01-10-1943. Assigned as commander of Field Command 1038, to 05-11-1944 and in the Reserve again to 24-03-1944. Detached to the Military Command France for use as a Field Commander, until 15-06-1944 and in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler
) (did you know
), to 31-10-1944. Not useful for Hitler’s (see Alois Hitler
) war fare he was retired on 31-10-1944.
Death and burial ground of Goeldel, Otto von.
Goeldel retired in Wiesbaden, where he at the old age of 81 died, on 25-03-1967. He is buried with his wife Edith Bodenstein, who died old age 89, on 11-06-1981, on the cemetery of Biebrich in Wiesbaden, close to the grave of another WWII Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur Luftwaffe Nord-Osten
, Eduard Schützek
. German’s Foreign Minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop
has a grave of “honor” at the family graveside of his wife, Annelies Ribbentrop-Henkell
, she died at the age of 77, on 05-10-1973.
Cemetery and grave location of Goeldel, Otto von.