Hubicki, Alfred Eduard Franz Ritter von, born on 05-02-1887 in Friedrichsdorf, Bereg County, Hungary, today Ukraine as an officer’s son. His father wanted a civilian career for him and therefore sent him to civilian schools. Hubicki still wanted a career as an officer and joined the Austro-Hungarian Corps of Cadets after having passed his school-leaving certificate in 1905. He was accepted as an Officer Cadet (Fähnrich) with k.u.k. Division Artillery Regiment 4 (kaiserlich und königliche Divisions Artillery Regiment No. 4) in Vienna.
Promoted to Leutnant of the Austro-Hungarian Army in 1907, he was transferred to the Cavalry Artillerie Abteilung 7 (Mounted Artillery Unit 7) in Arad. After promotion to Leutnant 1st Class in 1911, he qualified was for General Staff Officer’s training at the War School in Vienna (Kaserne 3 Hufeisengasse). After graduation at the top of his class, he was selected for General Staff duty.
As an Officer transferred to the General Staff Corps, he was promoted to Captain in 1915. A General Staff Officer in several crucial battles of World War I and Commanding Officer of a Battalion of mountain troops on the Italian Front, he was repeatedly decorated for leadership and bravery. A Major at the armistice, he served in the army of the First Austrian Republic. In the inter-war period, he studied law in Vienna while on active duty and was awarded a jurist doctorate in the subject.
By the time of the Anschluss/ Annexation of Austria in 1938 he had reached the rank of Generalmajor as the commander of the Austrian Army motorized division and transferred to the Wehrmacht with the same rank and was appointed commander of the 4th Light Division upon its formation in Vienna. The unit was renamed the 9th Panzer Division and Hubicki commanded it through the invasion of Poland in which it took part in the battles of Jordanów and Jaroslaw. It then took part in the invasions of France and the Netherlands and Hubicki was promoted to Generalleutnant in August 1940. He then led the division in the Balkans and was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross for his role in that campaign.
He was promoted to General der Panzertruppe on 01-10-1942 and was succeeded by Generalleutnant Johannes Bäßler Bässler was critically wounded on 26-08-1944, and died of his wounds in a reserve hospital in Vienna, age 52 on 09-11-1944. After commanding a special unit at the OKW Hubicki was appointed as the head of the German Military Mission to Slovakia.
Death and burial ground of Hubicki, Alfred Eduard Franz Ritter von.
Hubicki was retired from active service in March 1945 and died in 14-07-1971, age 84, in Vienna. General Alfred Eduard Franz Ritter von Hubicki is buried with his wife Thyra, born Hoffinger, who died old age 92 on 16-10-1988, on the Hauptfriedhof of Vienna. Erik Iancovici from Sweden was so kind to sent the grave pictures.