Schultze-Rhonhof, Carl.

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Schultze-Rhonhof, Carl, born 15-03-1891 in Danzig, Poland, entered the Army Service on 01-03-1910 as a Fahnenjunker, age 19. In Danzig WWII started as the shells of the Schleswig-Holstein cruiser hit the town.


       Westerplatte in Danzig, here World War II started.                                                 

The son of a factory director August Schultze Rhondorf joined the Königlich Preußisches Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr.3 in Koblenz, under command of Major von Werner. . Promoted to Fähnrich on 18-10-1910 and after his education on the war school in Anklam, to Leutnant. As a company leader in this Battalion he was involved in the first war. At the beginning of the war he was appointed leader of the heavy radio station 10 at the beginning of August 1914. As such, he remained employed for almost two years. He was promoted to Leutnant on 18-08-1915. At the end of June 1916 he was appointed leader of the heavy radio station 11. At the end of January 1917 he was then commanded to the radio operator battalion No. 1. In early March 1917, he was then commanded to Army News Commander 3 (Akonach 3). In mid-April 1917 he was then appointed Radio Commander 125. At the beginning of June 1917, he was then commanded for one month to the Army Radio Division Linsingen. In early July 1917, he was appointed commander of the radio troops of the 17th Army (Akofunk). In mid-January 1918, he gave his command. For this he was now at the disposal of the inspection of the news troops. He ended the war as a Hauptmann, with both the Iron Crosses  and allowed in the new Reichswehr. He was retired from the Service as a Major on 28-02-1930 and went to Chile as an adviser for the Chilean Army, but returned after one year and reactivated in the Reichswehr. He married Irene Hollack on 21-12-1935 and was promoted to Oberst on 01-04-1938. On 01-01-1940 he became commander of Air Region Command II, in Posen and promoted to Generalmajor on 01-04-1941. He was assigned as Signal Commander with Air Region Command XVII, under General der Flieger, Kommandeur Luftregio XVIIIEgon Doerstling

  , in Vienna. He hold this command till the end of the war in spring 1945 and landed in US captivity.

Death and burial ground of Schultze-Rhonhof, Carl.

 Image preview He was released in June 1947 and retired in Friedberg, where he at the age of 76 died, on 08-01-1968 and is buried with his wife Irene, who died age 75, in 1985, on the Hauptfriedhof of Friedberg. Closeby the graves of Generalmajor der Artillerie. Inspektor Wehrmacht Signals, Otto Prinz  and Generalleutnant der Infanterie. Kommandeur der 160th Panzer Division, Friedrich Fritz Hofmann


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