Wissmath, Walter.

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Wissmath, Walter
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Wissmath, Walter, born 18-11-1895, in Hof, the son of the school inspector Wilhelm Wißmath and his wife Käthe. On 01-08-1913, Walter joined the Royal Army as a cadet. Bayer. 3rd Field Artillery Regiment Prince Leopold. On 26-06-1914 he was promoted to ensign. On 08-08-1914 he went into the field with his regiment, where he was promoted to Leutnant on 24-09-1914. On 24-03-1915 he was transferred to the 10th Foot Artillery Battalion, where he was wounded on 05-04-1916. After his recovery, he came on 08-06-1916 in the reserve battalion of the royal Bayer. 3rd Field Artillery Regiment Prince Leopold. On 04-06-1916, he was transferred to the IV department of the royal Bavarian. 3rd field artillery regiment Prince Leopold, on 28-08-1916 he came into the replacement battalion of the regiment before he was promoted to the III. on 15-12-1916. department returned. After another transfer to the replacement battalion on 14-01-1917, Walter Wißmath was transferred to the 20th Foot Artillery Battalion on January 24-01-1917. From 08-04-1917 he served as an orderly officer at Arko 4 and from 04-08-1917 as a battery leader in his old regiment. Promoted to Leutnant on 06-04-1918, on 17-07-1918 he became battery leader in the Kgl. Bayer. 5th Field Artillery Regiment King Alfonso XIII. of Spain and on 06-01-1919 in the Royal Bayer. 2nd Field Artillery Regiment Horn. On 30-01-1919 he returned to the Royal Bayer. 3rd field artillery regiment Prince Leopold back. From April 12 to June 14, 1919 he served in the Mulzer battery in a Freikorps. On 24-06-1919, he was accepted into the Reichswehr and transferred to the 4th battery of the 24th Reichswehr Artillery Regiment. On 28-08-1919 he was transferred to the 3rd battery of the Reichswehr Artillery Regiment 21 before he was dismissed on 30-09-1920. After leaving, he went over to the Regensburg police force, where he was promoted to police Hauptman on 01-06-1924 and to major on 01-04-1935. On 24-09-1928 he had married  Ottilie Hayne. On 01-08-1935, he was taken into the army and placed on the staff of the 40th Infantry Regiment. From 01-05-1936 to 05-10-1936 he was commanded to the 7th Artillery Regiment. From 06-10-1936 he was chief of the 4th battery of the 27th Artillery Regiment and from 12-10-1937 chief of the i. Department. On 01-03-1937, he was promoted to Oberstleutnant and on the first day of mobilization, 26-08-1939, he was appointed commander of Artillery Regiment 157. Promoted to Oberst on 01-02-1940, he was promoted to Generalmajor on 01-02-1942 Appointed Arko 137, from 25-04-1942 he was Arko 138. On 25-04-1943 he was transferred to the leader reserve and commanded to the 4th division leader course.
He was transferred to commander of the 19th Volksgrenadier Division. Wissmath was the commander from the 19th Infantry Division  from 01-08-1943 until 15-07-1944 as a Generalmajor, succeeding Generalmajor Otto  Ehlfeldt,  Ehlfeldt survived the war and died 23-10-1982, age 87 in Bad Schwartau. The 19th Infantry Division was a formation of the German Wehrmacht during World War II. Originally formed 01-10-1934 as Artillerieführer VI in Hanover, the division was renamed 19th Infanterie-Division on 15-10-1935. Mobilized on 25-08-1939 the division participated in the Invasion of Poland  and the Battle of France. After the French campaign, the division was reorganized as a tank division and on 01-11-1940 was renamed 19th Panzer-Division . In July 1941, the 19th Panzer-Division moved to the central sector of the Eastern front until December 1942, when it was transferred south. It was pushed back though Ukraine and Poland and surrendered in Czechoslovakia in May 1945. Former commander was General der Panzertruppe, Otto von Knobelsdorf
     from 01-02-1940 until 01-11-1940. Wissmath was promoted to Generalmajor on 01-08-1943 and to Generalleutnant on 01-08-1944

Death and burial ground of Wissmath, Walter.

Retired as a Generalleutnant Walter Wissmath lived in the beautiful town of Garmisch Partenkirchen       where he at the age of 76 died on 30-10-1972. He is buried with his wife Ottilie, born Hayne, who died old age 90, on 04-01-1997, on the Stadttfriedhof of Garmisch and his colleagues there are Generaloberst der Infanterie, Chief of the Troop Office, Wilhelm Adam Generalleutnant der Gebirgstruppe, Commander of the 1st Mountain Division Walter Ritter Stettner von Grabenhofen, Generallieutenant der Infanterie, Stadt Commander of Dresden Robert Schlüter, Korvetten Kapitän Carl Daehnke and Wannsee Conference participant Eric Neumann.

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