Knauer, Hans Georg, born 15-05-1874 in Oldenburg, joined the Army service on 04-11-1892, age 18, as a Fahnenjunker in the 10th Field Artillery Regiment. He was in the fields of the first war as with the command of the 44th Field Artillery Regiment. He ended the war as a Major and retired on 15-06-1921, age 47. He in July 1927 joined the Chilean Army and became adviser of the German Embassy in Spain and of the Condor Legion to 01-10-1939. The bombing of Guernica was the most infamous operation carried out by the Condor Legion. Generalfeldmarschall der Luftwaffe, Kommandeur Luftflotte 3, Hugo Sperrle commanded the unit’s aircraft formations and General der Panzertruppe, Wilhel Ritter von Thoma, here with Montgomery, commanded the ground element. Placed to disposal of the Army again, age 65, on 01-10-1939. He was in the War History Department of the General staff to June 1940 and Field Commandant Vannes, to July 1941. Group Director of the War History Department of the Army General Staff until 19-10-1942. He then lands in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) to 28-02-1942 and finally retired age 68.
Death and burial ground of Knauer, Hans Georg Ludwig August von.
Living in Gildehaus, Knauer died at the age of 64, on 01-02-1944 and is buried with his wife Marie, born Noon, who died age 62, on 25-06-1942, on the local cemetery of Gildehaus.