Hengl, Georg Ritter von, born 21-10-1897 in Lailing,
Bavaria, was a war volunteer in the 11th
Bavarian Infantry Regiment, age 16, on 04-08-1914. Transferred to the 9th
Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment and with this Regiment in the fields of the first war. He was wounded
in hospital from 04-11-1914 until 05-03-1915. He ended the war as an Observer into Flying Battalion A 295.
For his success as an aircraft observer Georg Hengl was an observer of the later Hitler’s personal pilot Hans Baur
on the western front, he was awarded the Bavarian Military Max Joseph Order.
After the war, he joined the Bavarian Rescue Service, fought in the Freikorps Franz Epp
against the Munich Soviet Republic and entered the police service. In the Bavarian State Police, Hengl rose to become a police Hauptmann in June 1933. He was a SS-Obersturmbannführer
He was again transferred to the Wehrmacht on 15-10-1935 and assigned, meanwhile an SS Oberstleutnant, as Chief of the 4th
Machine Gun Company of the 100th
Mountain Infantry Regiment. With the outbreak of World War II, Hengl, here with SS Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich
was commander of the III Battalion of the 99th
Mountain Infantry Regiment, until 24-02-1940. Commander of the 137th
Mountain Infantry Regiment to 02-03-1942, promoted to Generalmajor on 01-04- 1942 and delegated with the Leadership of of the 2nd
, he succeeded General der Gebirgstruppe, Hans Schlemmer
Promoted to Generalleutnant on 21-01-1943. Then delegated with the Leadership of the XIX Mountain Corps to 01-01-1944, he succeeded Generalfeldmarschall der Gebirgstruppe, Ferdinand Schörner
and was himself followed by General der Gebirgstruppe, Ferdinand Jodl
On 21-04-1944 he was detached to the Personnel Office of the Ober Commando der Wehrmacht, OKH
to 05-05-1944. appointed as Chief of the NS Guidance Staff in OKH to 25-01-1945. He then was delegated to take command o the LIX Army Corps, but was taken ill and this command didn’t become effective. On 07-5-1945 the fighting group Hengl delivered the last battles to the advancing US troops at the Wilder Kaiser.
Hengl was captured by the United States. Hengl landed in captivity on 08-05-1945 and released in 1947. Retiring in Sonthofen, where there is a huge Hitler Elite School in Sonthofen, an “Ordenburg” for young soldiers,
Death and burial ground of Hengl, Georg Ritter von.
General of the Mountain Force a. D. Georg Ritter von Hengl on a ski tour in the Allgäu Alps at the age of 54 years of found the mountain death. Hengl died on 19-03-1952 and is buried with his wife Maria, born Schin, who died age 81, on 27-07-1981, on the cemetery of Sonthofen. From the marriage a son emerged, who rose to the command of the mountain troops in World War II. Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 526th Infanterie Division
, Walter Kühne
is buried there too.