Harteneck, Gustav, born 27-07-1892 in Landau Pfalz, entered the Army, age 22, as a war volunteer in the 3rd Bavarian Chevaulegers Regiment, on 07-08-1914, at the start of the first war. Transferred to the 5th Regiment as a Fahnenjunker on 31-03-1915 and in the fields with this Regiment. Harteneck survived this crazy war and was allowed in the new Reichswehr. At the beginning of World War II he was the Chief of Operations in the General Staff of the 1st Army, until 07-11-1940. Detached to the General Command of the XXVII Army Corps to 10-11-1940. He was decorated by Generaloberst der Kavallerie, Kommandeur Chef der Luftwaffe, Hubert Weise. The next year he was the Chief of Staff in the same Army Corps, to 19-10-1941. He was assigned as Chief of the General Staff of the 2nd Army until 20-11-1943 (see Walter Model) . Harteneck landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) then, until 20-02-1944, before becoming the Commander of the General Government, until 25-03-1944. He was following in the fields as commander of the 72nd Infantry Division to 10-06-1944, he succeeded Generalmajor der Wehrmacht, Karl Eduard Friedrich Arning Arning died age 72, on 17-11-964, in Hamburg, and his successor was Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 72th Infanterie Division, Herman Hohn. The 72nd Infantry Division was created on 19-09-1939 in Trier from Grenz-Division Trier, which was a border security unit. It was destroyed on the Eastern front 25-03-1944 and reformed June 1944. Harteneck was delegated with the leadership of the Ist Cavalry Corps to 01-09-1944. Until his captivity on 08-05-1945 he acted as commanding General of the 1st Cavalry Corps.
Death and burial ground of Harteneck, Gustav.
Released in 1947, he retired in Pullach, where he at the very old age of 91 died, on 07-02-1984. Harteneck is buried with his wife Christa, who died old age 87 in 1992, on the cemetery Münchenerstrasse in Pullach. His colleagues General der Panzertruppe, Commander of the 267th Infantry Division, Ernst Fessmann and Armament Minister Albert Speer’s successor, Karl Otto Saur are buried close by. The 267th Infantry Division was a German division in World War II. It was formed on 26-08-1939 in Hanover. Called the ‘Horsehead’ division because of its emblem, after it was mobilized in August 1939 it was posted to the Westwall. It took part in the invasion of France in 1940, advancing through Belgium. From July 1940 to May 1941, it was responsible for guarding a part of the English Channel coast. In June 1941 it was a part of Operation Barbarossa , as part of Army Group Centre. It remained with this Army Group until it was encircled and destroyed in July 1944. Shortly afterwards it was officially dissolved