Haag, Werner, born 05-04-1909 in Melle, the son of a book printer owner in the Lower Saxon Melle. He finished his education with the Abitur in Hanover and decided in 1928, age 18, to start an officer career at the Prussian Police School Hildesheim. In 1929 he was promoted to police officer in the city of Wesermünde. Three years later he moved to Bremen. He went to the Prussian Police School in Hildesheim. He was transferred to the Army Service in September 1935, in the growing Reichswehr
, as a Battalion Adjutant in the 16th
Infantry Regiment. With the outbreak of World War II he was Company Chief of the 16th
Infantry Regiment. He became a teacher on the cadets Infantry School in Döberitz.
On 01-10-1940 he became the Division Adjutant in the 22nd
under Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der XLII Armeekorps
, Hans von Sponeck
and commander of the 16th
Infantry Regiment. He landed in the infamous Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler
) (did you know
) on 01-06-1944 and then 1st
Adjutant of the 8th
Commander General Otto Wöhler
until 09-06-1945. He had to flew to Oldenburg, but still landed in English captivity in the region of the Ems-Jade Channel. His father was killed during the first war, on 23-08-1914, in Belgium and his brother Oberleutnant Hans Joachim was killed in World War II, in August 1942 in Russia. After his release Werner Haag joined the Bundeswehr
During his time as divisional commander in the Bundeswehr occurred in July 1963 a serious misconduct of a company commander during the awakening in a training company in Neumünster-Boostedt. The company commander aroused the recruits with smoke candles and the fire of MG blanks, which caused 20 recruits eye injuries and severe mucosal irritation, the use of this weapon in closed rooms was for this reason prohibited. This behavior was punished with a fine of 300 DM. In 1965 he headed the Human Resources Department of the Federal Ministry of Defense and retired on 30.09.1969 as Lieutenant Generalleutnant from the Bundeswehr.
Death and burial ground of Haag, Werner.
Werner Haag was married, had three children and worked in his spare time with hunting and equestrian sports. He died at the age of 76, on 30-01-1985 in Hartenholm and is buried on the Stadtfriedhof of Hartenholm, only steps of the grave of SS Brigadeführer, Generalmajor der Polizei. HSSPF „Alpenland
, Hermann Harm