Halke, Hans, born 21-07-1881, in Berlin, entered the Army Service as a Fahnenjunker of the 7th
, on 01-04-1900, age 18. He ended the war in the fields as a Officer with Special Duties of Army Group Yildirim. The Yildirim Army Group
or Thunderbolt Army Group
of the Ottoman Empire, Army Group F,
was an Army Group of the Ottoman army during World War I. While being an Ottoman unit; it also contained the German Asia Corps.
under command of General Erich Georg Sebastian Anton von Falkenhayn. In 1886 Falkenhayn married Ida Selkmann, with whom he had a son Fritz Georg Adalbert von Falkenhayn (1890–1973) and a daughter Erika Karola Olga von Falkenhayn (1904–1975) who married Henning von Tresckow (1901–1944),
the officer who organised the plot of 20 July 1944 to assassinate Hitler.
Halke retired from the Army on 31-01-1920 and reactivated in the growing Wehrmacht as Landwehr Employee on 01-01-1930. With the outbreak of World War II he was Higher Pioneer Officer for Land Fortifications West, until 26-08-1939. Until 22-06-1940 he was director of the Operation Group with Senior Constructions Staff 5. Transferred to the Command Office of Fortifications at the Upper Rhine, until 18-08-1940. Commander of the Constructions Troops 34 to 19-08-1943 and commander of Special Purpose Pioneer Regiment Staff 34, until 05-01-1944. Halke then was in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler
) (did you know
) to 01-03-1944 and transferred to the 87th
Grenadier Replacement and Training Battalion, until 31-05-1944.
Death and burial ground of Halke, Hans.
Halke was retired on 31-05-1944, age 62 and lived in Wiesbaden, where he at the old age of 84 died, on 02-08-1965. He is buried, with his wife Erika, who died old age 84, in 1974, on the Südfriedhof of Wiesbaden and only steps from the graves of different other WWII Generalmajor der Infanterie, Director of Replacement Army Corps XII
, Max von Basse
, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur III Luftwaffe Ersatz Battalion
, Freiherr von Biedermann
, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur 153th Field Division
, Karl Edelmann
, Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 560, Besancon
, Paul von Felbert
, Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 145th Artillerie Division
, Rudolf Henrici
, Generalleutnant der Flieger, Lufwaffe Ersatz Division
, Franz Nowak.