Kühne, Fritz, born 14-06-1883 in Neukirch, District Breslau, was a cadet at the Wahlstatt School from 1899 until 1903 and joined the Army in the 3rd Eisenbahn Regiment. On 01-10-1910 he was ordered to the Prussian War Academy and came in the Staff on 01-04-1914. Appointed as commander of the 1st Battalion of the 143rd Infantry Regiment in 1914 and on the Flandern Front and returned home disappointed on 01-12-1918. He got the command of the 26th Infantry Division on 07-03-1936 and was involved in the Rheinland invasion. Kühne retired on 31-10-1938. With the outbreak of World War II and the invasion of Poland he was reactivated with the command of the 253rd Infantry Division, but lost this command to General der Infanterie. Otto Schellert on 07-03-1941. He then leaded the 526th Infantry Division until 15-03-1944 and lost this last command on 30-06-1944. Kühne wouldn’t get a command anymore. His wife, Hildegard, born Mehlhausen, died during the war, age 48 on 13-01-1942.
Death and burial ground of Kühne, Fritz.
Retiring in Düsseldorf he died at the old age of 89, on 05-04-1972 and is buried with his wife Hildegard, born Mehhausen, who died age 48, on 13-01-1942, on the Nordfriedhof of Düsseldorf. Close by to the graves of WWII “famous” Otto Dietrich, Hitler’s Press Chief, sculptor Arno Breker, Diplomat in Paris Ernst vom Rath the killed German diplomat in Paris by the Jewish guy Grynspan, Generalleutnant der Fallschirmjäger, Richard Schimpf and the commander of concentration camp Westerbork, Albert Konrad Gemmeker,
(see Anne Frank).