Haehnle, Hermann, born 11-02-1896 in Münsingen, entered the Army, age 18, on 09-07-1914, as a Fahnenjunker in the 13th
Foot Artillery Regiment. He is in the fields of the first war with this Regiment and ends the war as the leader of the 2nd
Battalion of the 13th
. With the outbreak of World War II he as an Oberstleutnant is commander of the 1st
Battalion of the 77th
Artillery Regiment until 01-04-1940. He is following commander of the 41st
Artillery Regiment and delegated with the leadership of the 260th
Artillery Regiment to 23-02-1942. Artillery leader 112 until 01-03-1944 and lands as a Generalmajor in the Führer Reserve
(see Adolf Hitler
) (did you know
), to 17-03-1944. Assigned, meanwhile a Generalleutnant, again with Artillery Command 112, to 01-08-1944 and the command of the 367th
Infantry Division until 08-04-1945. The youngest Generalleutnant in WWII, with 36, was Theodor “The Mad” Tolsdorff
Death and burial ground of Haehnle, Hermann.
He lands in Soviet captivity on 08-04-1945 and first released on 08-10-1955, ten years after the war, by the intervention of Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer
Haehnle lived in Ravensburg where he at the age of 70 died, on 10-09-1966. Hermann Haehnle is buried with his wife Elisabeth, born Riderlen, who died age 71 on 15-03-1970, on the Stadtfriedhof of Ravensburg.