Witzendorff, Bodo Viktor Adolf Wilhelm von.

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Witzendorff, Bodo Viktor Adolf Wilhelm von, born 29-08-1876 in Schwerin, the son of the Mecklenburg-Schwerin Chamber Director Ernst Hieronymus von Witzendorff (1828–1896) and his wife Elisabeth Sidonie Cornelie, born Baroness von Maltzahn (1850–1927). He had four siblings. Bodo entered the Army Service as a Fähnrich in the 89th Grenadier Regiment on 01-12-1894, age 18. Bodo was in the fields of the first war and wounded in battle from 19-10-1915 until 20-06-1916 and recovered he came with the Replacement Battalion of the 71st Infantry Regiment. He ended the war as a Major and remained in the new 100.000 Reichsweht until 31-01-1933 as he retired from the Service, meanwhile a Generalleutnant. Hauptman von Witzendorff married his fiancée Carola Elisabeth Ina Auguste Julie Anna, born von Rantzau (1887–1940) on 13-12-1915 in Erfurt. Her brother was Generalleutnant Heino von Rantzau. The marriage remained childless. The couple rests in a communal grave (No. 107) in Berlin’s south-west cemetery in Stahnsdorf. Heino von Rantzau was captured by American troops in April 1945, and died, age 52 in captivity on 02-11-1946. Von Witzendorff  joined Goering’s Luftwaffe from 01-12-1933 as a civil employee. He was the Department Chief in the Luftwaffe Personnel Office RLM
   until 31-07-1937, now a General der Flieger. Appointed as Chief of the Central Department to 28-02-1938 and Chief of the Central Office RLM, until 30-11-1942. Witzendorfff was then retired from the Service, age 65, and not useful anymore for Adolf Hitler’s
     (did you know) war far. Hitler and Eva Braun’s ashes   were scattered from the Schweinebrücke over the river Ehle in Biederitz.

Death and burial ground of Witzendorff, Bodo Viktor Adolf Wilhelm von.

 download Living in Berlin, Bodo von Witzendorff, not a battlefield General, died shortly after his retirement, at the age of 66, on 09-08-1943 in Stahnsdorf and is buried with his wife Carola, on the Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf, a suburb of Berlin. Close by the graves of the General der Infanterie, Commanding General of the LXXXII Army Corps, Alfred Boehm-Tettelbach, General der Infanterie, Chief of War Mapping and Surviving Matters, Gerlach-Hans Hemmerich
  and General der Kavallerie, Commander 1st Kavallerie-Division, Kurt Feldt.

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