Kittel, Prof Dr. Walter, born 20-03-1887 in Metz, Alsace Lorraine, joined the German Army straight from school at eighteen years old in order to become a military doctor. As Oberarzt, Kittel began a brilliant career in the University og Göttingen. From 1914 to 1918, during the First World War, Kittel served as Stabsarzt. He stayed in the army after the war, as a medical officer. Walter Kittel was promoted to the rank of Generaloberarzt on April 1931, and Oberstarzt on 04-01-1934. He continued his career as Generalarzt on January 1937 and eventually Generalstabsarzt on 01-10-1940. Affected first in the 1st Army, he was posted then in the 12th Army on 22-12-1940, then in the 6th Army on 19-06-1942, under General Friedrich von Paulus. As Chief Medical Officer in the Army Group Don, Kittel received the German Cross in silver on 24-02-1943. Chief Medical Officer in the Army Group South from March 1943 to April 1944, he was then assigned to the Army Group Ukraine, then to the Army Group A from September 1944 to January 1945 and eventually to the Army Group Centre, from January to May 1945. He was prisoner of war on 08-05-1945, Walter Kittel remained in captivity until 1947.
Death and burial ground of Kittel, Prof Dr. Walter.
Walter Kittel retired in Wiesbaden and died there on 11-11-1971, age 84. He is buried with his wife Ella, born Jaensch, who died age 69, on 31-08-1967, on the Südfriedhof of Wiesbaden. Wiesbaden apparently a popular place, and you can find the graves of Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 145th Artillerie Division, Rudolf Henrici, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Director of Replacement Army Corps XII, Max von Basse, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur III Luftwaffe Ersatz Battalion, Wolf von Biedermann, Generalleutnant der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur der LIX Armee Korps, Hellmut von der Chevallerie, Hauptsturmführer der Waffen SS, Kommandeur 10th SS-Panzer-Division Frundsberg, Lothar Debes, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur 153th Feld Division, Karl Edelmann, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 560, Besancon, Paul von Felbert, Generalleutnant Inspekteur der Artillerie, Kommandeur 106th Infanterie Division , Werner Forst, Generalmajor der Pioniere, Kommandeur der 87th Grenadier Battallion, Hans Halke, General der Infanterie, Kommandeur General VII AK, Ernst Hell, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandant Flughafen Bezirk 8/VI, Anton Heidenreich, Generalmajor der Infanterie,Kommandeur Schule Infanterie /Kavallerie, Kurt Lindner, Generalleutnant der Flieger, Lufwaffe Ersatz Division, Franz Nowak, General der Polizei, Oskar Wantke and Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur of Magdeburg, 1944, Hans Zanthier. The World War I triplane flyer aces, Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen