Kissel, Hans, born 19-02-1897 in Mannheim, Baden Württemberg, entered the Army, age 18, on 23-09-1915, as a Fahnenjunker in the 142nd Infantry Regiment and was in the fields of World War I, retired on 30-04-1919. He was reactivated in the Growing Wehrmacht on 01-01-1935 and with the beginning of World War II he was the commander of the III Battalion of the 109th Infantry Regiment. He as leader of the 229th Jäger Regiment was severely wounded in hospita , on 02-06-1942 to 15-03-1943, ten months. Again leader of a Battle Group, of the 376th Infantry Division succeeding Generalleutnant Alexander Edler von Daniels and commander of the 627th Infantry Regiment until 01-09-1943. Appointed as commander of the 638th Grenadier Regiment, commander of the 178rd Grenadier Regiment and again severely wounded in hospital until 10-11-1944. He was also in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know), to 08-05-1945 and in Allied captivity, until his release on 26-06-1947
Alexander Edler von Daniels commanded the 376th Infantry Division at Stalingrad, which was part of XI Corps of the German Sixth Army under Friedrich Paulus . In late December 1942, after Operation Uranus encircled the Sixth Army, Daniels was promoted to Generalleutnant and awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. Daniels surrendered himself and his division to Colonel Ivan Konstantinovich Morozov, commander of the 422nd Rifle Division, and was marched into captivity by the Red Army on 29-01-1943, where he was interrogated by Captain Nikolay Dyatlenko. Colonel. Ivan Konstantinovich Morozov, died in Volgograd on 11 July 1979, age 74. Captain Nikolay Dyatlenko. age 82 in 1996
Death and burial ground of Kissel, Hans.
Retiring in Agalsternhausen, Kissel died at the age of 78, on 30-11-1975 and is buried with his wife Helma, born Bingener, who died old age 88 in 1995, on the Stadtfriedhof of Königstein am Taunus.