Karmann, Friedrich, born 31-07-1885 in Hirschberg, entered the Army Service on 27-02-1904, age 18, as a Fahnrich with the Infanterie-Regiment „Markgraf Ludwig Wilhelm“ (3. Badisches) Nr. 111 in Rastatt. Promoted to Leutnant on 27-01-1905 and transferred on 15-09-1906 Füsilier-Regiment „Fürst Karl-Anton von Hohenzollern“ (Hohenzollernsches) Nr. 40. He went to the Prussian War School in Berlin and promoted to Oberleutnant he came to the High General Staff from 01-04-1913. With the start of the first war he came to the General Staff of the I Army Corps and now promoted to Hauptmann on 08-11-1914. Generalmajor Graf von der Golz on 03-04-1918 in Hangö during the landing of the expeditionary corps of the Baltic Sea Division. Beside him his Hauptmann i. G. Friedrich Karmann (replaced by Hauptmann i. G. Nikolaus von Falkenhorst in June 1918).
Karmann was assigned to the 1 General Staff Officer of the 3rd Reserve Division and served the whole war in this position. He was allowed in the new Reichswehr with the Staff of the II Group Commando in Kassel. From 01-10-1921 he was for two years the Chief of the 8th Machine Gun Company with the 14th Badisches Infanterie-Regiment. Following appointed as Referent in the Organisation Department T2 with the Reichswehr Ministry and from 25-01-1924 promoted to Major. He was Referent in the Wehrmacht Office from 01-10-1927 until 31-01-1928 and the assigned as commander of the I Battalion of the 21st Bavarian Infantry Regiment in Würzburg. Oberstleutnant from 01-02-1929 Karmann returned to the Reichswehr Ministry. Referent in the Völkerbundsabteilung Gruppe Heer (VGH) and promoted to Oberst on 01-02-1932. He becomes a Generalmajor on 01-10-1936 and General of the Infantry on 01-04-1939.
Death and burial ground of Karmann, Friedrich.
Not a battlefield General Friedrich Karmann died at the begin of World War II from a heart attack in his office on 15-09-1939, age 54, in Berlin Steglitz. Karmann is buried on the Parkfriedhof Lichterfelde, Berlin. His successor as head of the Army Administration Office was Herbert Osterkamp. Herbert was born the son of mountain councilor Otto Osterkamp (1860–1921) and his wife Ida, born Gerlach. Theodor Osterkamp is his cousin and survived the war He died age 75 on 17-03-1970 in Dortmund.
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