Kittel, Friedrich, born 19-12-1896 in Gerolzhofen, Lower Franconia, joined the Army as a war volunteer in the Bavarian Leib Infantry Regiment at the age 18, on 01-06-1915 , then under command of Colonel Franz Ritter von Epp, later General , One famous member of this regiment on 05-12-1917 then Leutnant of the Reserve Ferdinand Schörner received the Pour le Merite . Kittel was in the fields of the first war. Kittel was severely wounded in hospital from 29-08-1918 to 01-04-1919 and joined the Freikorps von Epp after the war. From 01-04-1935 he was adviser in the Army Weapons Office, until 30-08-1940. He landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know), OKW of Wilhelm Keitel to 01-10-1940. Chief of the 468th Infantry Regiment and on a course for Higher Troop Leadership to 17-09-1944. In the Reserve again till July 1944 and commander of the 272nd Volksgrenadier Division until 23-09-1944. Kittel was wounded in hospital after a accident till 01-11-1944 and commander of the 62nd Volksgrenadier Division to 01-02-1945, he succeeded Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 271th Volkgrenadier Division, Martin Bieber The division fought in France and the Ardennes before being trapped in the Ruhr Pocket, where it was destroyed in April 1945. He last Command was as Office Group Chief of Prüfwesen with Army Group South, under Generaloberst der Infanterie, Johannes Friessner, until his captivity on 01-05-1945.
Death and burial ground of Kittel, Friedrich.
Released on 26-06-1947 Kittel retired in Ansbach and died there at the age of 76, on 24-03-1973. He is buried on the cemetery Heilig Kreuz, Holly Cross, in Ansbach, but his gravestone is removed. Close by the grave of Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur der Artillerie Schulen
, Horst Kadgien