Sommer, Hans, born 07-01-1887 in Altena, Westfalen, joined the Army as a Fahnenjunker with the 53rd Infantry Regiment, age 18, on 01-10-1905. He as an Oberleutnant was with the Protection Troops for German South West Africa, landed in British captivity, released he returned home on 10-03-1919. Sommer was allowed in the new Reichswehr , climbed up the ranks to Generalmajor on 01-03-1938 and with the outbreak of World War II he was the Military Replacement Inspector in Ulm, until 31-10-1941, meanwhile a Generalleutnant. The youngest Generalleutnant in WWII with 36, was Theodor Tolsdorff
the youngest General, with 42 Walter Wenck. Office Group Chief I Luftwaffe Administration in the RLM to 08-05-1945 and landed in US captivity until his release on 12-05-1947.
Death and burial ground of Sommer, Hans.
Hans Sommer not a battlefield General retired in Münster and died there at the age of 74, on 06-01-1962. Sommer is buried on the Central cemetery of Münster and close by the graves of, Chancellor from Germany before Hitler. ” Weimar Republic “, Hermann Brüning, and the Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur 282th Infanterie Division , Herman Frenking