Hofmann, Friedrich “Fritz”, born 10-10-1895 in Bad Nauheim,
entered the Army Service on 20-01-1914, as a Fahnenjunker in the 117th
, age 18. He was in the fields of the first war with this Regiment. He ended the war as an Ordinance Officer with the Staff of the 49th
Infantry Regiment. When World War II started Hofmann was an Oberstleutnant and commander of the III Battalion of the 88th
Infantry Regiment, until 25-09-1939. Commander of the 278th
Infantry Regiment to 09-08-1940 and landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler
) (did you know
), until 01-09-1940. He was delegated with the leadership of the 126th
Infantry Division, it was formed on 15-10-1940 in Münster
, and he succeeded Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Harry “Stan Laurel” Hoppe
, until 14-07-1943. Führer Reserve Army Group North to 25-07-1943, Führer Reserve Army Group A, to 20-08-1943 and appointed as commander of the 9th
, former commander Generalleutnant der Panzertruppe, Georg von Apell
until 16-06-1944. Again in the Führer Reserve to 10-07-1944, Commander of the 160 Reserve Division to 01-03-1945, commander of the 160 Infantry Division to 08-05-1945 and landed in British captivity.
Released in 1947 Hofmann retired in Friedberg, where he at the age of 78 died on 18-03-1975 and is buried with his wife Ria, born Jognel, on the Hauptfriedhof of Friedberg. Close by the graves of Generalmajor der Artillerie. Inspektor Wehrmacht Signals, Otto Prinz
and Signal Commander with Air Region Command XVII, Signal Commander with Air Region, Command XVII, Generalmajor der Artillerie, Carl Schultze-Rhonhof.