Hornung, Ferdinand Maria, born 08-11-1891 in Würzburg, entered the Army on 01-10-1910, age 19, in the 6th
Bavarian Infantry Regiment as a Fähnrich and Company Leader. He was in the fields of the first war with this regiment and wounded
in hospital from 08-09-1914 until 04-11-1915. He ended the war as an Adjutant in the 11th
Bavarian Infantry Brigade. He was transferred to the Police Service from 27-04-1920 until 31-08-1935, as he was transferred to Hermann Goering
(did you know
) Luftwaffe. Goering’s ashes were scattered from the Reichenbachbrücke in Munich.
Hornung started World War II as an Oberst and an Administrator with the Welfare and Supply Department of Military District Command XIII, to 25-10-1939. Leader of the Wehrmacht Welfare and Supply Department Regensburg until 31-12-1940. The same position in Nuremburg to 31-12-1941. He is again the commander of Wehrmacht Welfare Supply Department of Military District Command XIII until 28-02-1943 and the same position in the Military District XX to 31-03-1944. Again in the same position of Military District VII until 05-05-1945 and landed in Allied captivity. He was married with Edith Seelemann and they had one daughter Brigitta.
Death and burial ground of Hornung, Ferdinand Maria.
Released on 27-06-1947 he, not a real battlefield General, lived in his hometown of Würzburg, where he at the age of 75 died, on 17-06-1967. He is buried with his wife Edith, born Seelemann, who died old age 95, on 11-03-2000, on the Hauptfriedhof, main cemetery of Würzburg. Close by the graves of the Generalmajor der Luftnachrichtentruppe, Commandeur Air Region Signals Regim
, Hermann Fahrig
, Generalmajor der Luftnachrichtentruppe, Kommandant Berlin III
, Hans Prockl