Wagner, Kurt, born 04-11-1891 in Trier , joined the Army on 31-03-1910, age 18, as a company leader in the 165th Infantry Regiment. He was on the battlefields of the first war and already on 06-08-1914 wounded in hospital. He also ended the war severely wounded in a hospital . Kurt Wagner was allowed in the new Reichswehr and on 01-04-1935 transferred to the growing Luftwaffe of Hermann Göring
(did you know), were he worked as a Air Protection Adviser. Göring, cremated in the East Cemetery of Munich and his ashes were scattered from the Reichenbachbrücke in Munich, two miles further. With the outbreak of World War II Wagner was commander of the Flak Brigade VI, until 22-07-1940. Wagner was appointed to commander of the Field Flak Artillery School in Zingst from 22-07-1940 to 29-06-1941. He came on the war fields again as commander of the Air Defence Command 8, to 21-07-1944. On 21-07-1944 he was appointed as Commanding General of the IV Flak Corps, but didn’t come to effective action. Generalleutnant Kurt Wagner was to have taken command of the corps on 21-07-44, but was replaced by Otto Wilhelm Renz. Otto Renz was a son of the Prussian Colonel Wilhelm von Renz (* 1850) and his wife Auguste, born Freiin Marschall von Bieberstein (* 1859). The Prussian Major General Heinrich von Renz (1814-1879) was his grandfather Otto survived the war and died, age 76 on 16-01-1968 in Bad Neuenahr/Rijnland-
Began formation 7.44 in Breslau under Luftwaffe 1, apparently from parts of Stab/Commanding General of the German Air Force in Denmark. Formation was never completed. Reformed 12-09-44 in Edenkoben. Subordinated to Luftwaffe Command West. Kurt saw action in the Army Group C area, from Mosel to the Swiss border.
Wagner then was General of Flak Forces with Air Region Command XVII in Vienna from 04-12-1944 until his US captivity on 08-05-1945, until March 1947.
Death and burial ground of Wagner, Kurt.
After the war Wagner lived in Bremen where he at the age of 75 died, on 19-11-1966 and is buried on the Riensberg cemetery in Bremen, On this cemetery are also buried the WW II Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur von Hamburg, Kurt Heyser , Generalmajor der Flakartillerie, Kommandeur 8th Flak Division, Max Schaller, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur 562th Volks Grenadier Division, Johannes Braue, Generalarzt der Wehrmacht, Generalarzt with the 10st Heereskorps Rudolf Attig and General der Artillerie, Committee “Nationalsozialistischen Deutschland“ after the Stalingrad debacle, Walther Seydlitz-Kurzbach.