Lossberg, Bernard, born 26-07-1899 in Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Josef Goebbels (did you know) was the Gauleiter of Berlin. Lossberg the son of the later General of the infantry Fritz von Loßberg and his wife Clémence, born Herwarth von Bittenfeld (1876–1941). Due to the frequently changing command of his father, he attended a number of schools, most recently a grammar school in Stuttgart. He had three sisters, and later Generaloberst Ulrich Grauert was his brother-in-law., Lossberg entered the Army age 16, on 19-07-1916, as a Fahnenjunker in the Replacement Battalion of 2nd Foot Guards Regiment. He was in the fields of the first war and wounded three times. He remained in the new Reichswehr and at the beginning of World War II as Oberstleutnant transferred to Wehrmacht Operations Staff OKW and 1st General Staff Officer of the Wehrmacht. Chief of Operations in the General Staff of Army Higher Command Norwegen, to 05-05-1944. He then landed in the Führer Reserve to 15-06-1944. Chief of General Staff of Special Commission Dona, until 01-11-1944, meanwhile a Generalmajor. Taken ill in the Führer Reserve to 10-01-1945 and assigned as Chief in staff of the Replacement VIII Army Corps under command of General der Artillerie, Horst von Mellenthin
, until March 1945. He was again in the Reserve until his British captivity on 08-05-1945.
Death and burial ground of Lossberg, Bernard Viktor Hans Wolfgang.
Lossberg released on 26-01-1947 lived in Wiesbaden where he at the age of 65 died, on 15-03-1965. Lossberg is buried with his wife Elly, born Schmidt, on the cemetery Sonnenberg, in Wiesbaden, other Generals there are Generalmajor der Nachrichtentruppe, Kommandeur der 172th Division, Martin Baltzer, General der Infanterie, Kommandeur stellv. XII. Armee-Korps, Albrecht Steppuhn
Generalmaor der Pioniere, Commander of the Fortress Pointe de Gavre, Fritz Meyer and SS Oberführer, Führer 15th SS-Freiwilligen Division Arthur Ax.The 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Latvian) was an Infantry Division of the Waffen SS
The Latvian Legion was fighting for its freedom, swearing to fight against Bolshevism and the return of the communist regime into Latvia. Their concerns were far different from Hitler’s national-social ideology. Latvian historians maintain that the Latvian Legion itself was a front line combat unit and did not participate in any war crimes. Moreover, the Latvian Legion, being n organization of conscripts, was exempt from the opinion rendered at Nuremberg trials, consistent with findings by post-war Allied authorities. Nor has any Latvian ever been accused of any war crime while a member of the Latvian Legion.
Part of the division with a total of 824 men, under Waffen- SS Standartenführer Vilis Janums , surrendered 27-04-1945 to the advancing Americans at Güterglück near the Elbe River. Other elements of the Division, amounting to approximately 4,500 men, surrendered to the Americans south of Schwerin on 02-05-1945. From May 1945 Janums was in allied captivity. He was released in 1946. Janums actively participated in the exile Latvian community. In 1946 he was one of the founders of the Daugavas Vanagi (Hawks of Daugava) Latvian military veteran organization and its first president. Rest of his life was spent in West Germany. He died in Munster 06-08-1981, age 87. In 2007 his remains were reburied in Brothers Cemetery, Riga Hauptmann von Loßberg married his fiancée Elly Schmidt (born 12-01-1909 in Gramzow) on 15-07-1934 in Berlin, the two sons Fritz and Ernst-Viktor arose from the marriage. After the war he wrote down his memoirs for his sons, in which he detailed his almost 30-year career as a soldier