Stutterheim, Wolff von.

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Stutterheim, Wolff von, born 17-01-1893 in Königsberg, from an old military family which produced several generals and seven knights of the order Pour le Mérite. Eleven members of his family fell in action during World War I, including his father and two of his uncles. Wolff entered the Army Service, age 19, on 01-04-1912 as a Fahnenjunker in the Kaiser Alexander Guards Grenadier Regiment.  He was in the fields with this regiment as a platoon leader and soon wounded in hospital , from 06-05-1914 to 13-10-1914. Again, now severely, wounded in hospital from Mai 1915 to 21-06-1935, later from 23-07-19 to august 1915 and severely from 27-08-1915 until 28-02-1916. On 24-12-1918 he fell from his horse and was again severely wounded in hospital. Von Stuttersheim was wounded retired from the service on 20-05-1920 and remained in the hospital and sanatorium until 1923. He returned to the university in Munich for a study as forest assessor. Von Stutterheim reactivated in the Luftwaffe  on 01-07-1935 as a major and Officer with Special Duties of the RLM. With the outbreak of World War II he as a Major General was the commander of the III Group of the 77th Bomber Wing  until 21-09-1939. Commander of the 77th Bomber Wing and landed in the Führer Reserve OKL  (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) until 30-05-1940. Again Commodore of the 77th Bomber Wing to 01-08-1940. The unlucky von Stutterheim was again severely wounded in a hospital in Berlin, Gauleiter of Berlin was Josef Goebbels (did you know),

from 15-06-1940, after a aerial combat over France. Alas von Stutterheim didn’t survive his wounds and died in hospital, age 47, on 03-12-1940. Wolff was married with Dorothea Elisabeth Maria Agnes Finck von Finckenstein, Gräfin a lady of nobility,

Death and burial ground of Stutterheim, Wolff von.

31534986_133675991082  31534986_125822427547  He is buried on the famous cemetery Invalidenfriedhof in Berlin, close to the Brandenburger Tor. Only steps away the graves of the head of the Gestapo, Reinhard Heydrich, Armament minister, Fritz Todt

  Armaments Minister, Generaloberst der Infanterie,  Chef Artillerie RegimentWerner Fritsch, General der Flieger, Chief of the Reichs Air Force MinistryCarl Gablenz, Vice Admiral, naval commandant for Belgium and the Netherlands, Lothar von Arnaud de la Periere, Hauptman of the Wehrmacht, Wolfgang Fürstner the commander of the Olympic village in 1936, Generaloberst der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur der 16th Panzerdivision  Hans Hube The 16th Panzer Division was formed in November 1940 from the 16th Panzer Division. It was transferred to Romania in December where it was used as a training unit under the name Lehrstab R II and was a reserve unit during the Balkans campaign. It fought on the southern sector of the Eastern front starting June 1941 until January 1943 when it was destroyed at Stalingrad.



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