Zenetti, Emil, born 16-05-1883 in Lauingen, district of Dillingen on the Danube, Bavaria, joined the 10th Field Artillery Regiment of the Bavarian Army in Erlangen on 18-07-1903 as Fahnenjunker. After the successful visit of the Kriegsschule Munich he was promoted to leutnant on 01-03-1905. From October 1907 to the end of June 1908 Zenetti was commanded to further training to the artillery and engineering school, was from October 1910 departmental adjutant and rose in October 1913 as an Oberstleutnant.
In this capacity, Zenetti also remained during the First World War until 24-01-1917. He then joined as an adjutant to the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, but already rose to 04-03-1917 the staff officer of the artillery at the staff of the Army Commando 6. From 25-05-1918 Zenetti department commander in the 8th Field Artillery Regiment “Prince Henry of Prussia “, where he remained beyond the end of the war until 23-12-1918.
After a military hospital stay from 23-12-1918 to 03-01-1919 Zenetti was on 04-01-1919 battery leader in the 10th Field Artillery Regiment. He had the same function from 01-06-1919 with the acquisition in the Provisional Reichswehr until the end of 1920 in the Reichswehr Artillery Regiment 24 held. With effect from 01-01-1921 Zenetti then rose to the battery chief in the 7th (Bavarian) Artillery Regiment. From April 1923 to September 1927, he then served on the staff of artillery leader VII and then from October 1927 to mid-January 1931 as head of the gas protection courses in the inspection of artillery. On 15-01-1931 Zenetti was assigned to the Ministry of Defense, where he served as a speaker from May 1931 to the end of February 1934.
For 01-03-1934 he then joined the Air Force, where Zenetti was deployed to the end of March 1935 at the staff of the Higher Air Office Berlin. This followed until September 1936 its use in the staff of the Air Circle Command II, also in Berlin.
Death and burial ground of Zenetti, Emil.
On 01-10-1936 Zenetti, on this photo in the middle of the background with Hitler, Luftwaffe Field Marshal Erhard Milch left and Goering and SA leader Victor Lutze on the right was appointed commander in Luftgau 15 based in Stuttgart. Following this Zenetti was appointed on 01-07-1938 Commander General and Commander of the Luftgaus VII in Munich. This position he held until 01-09-1944 and was transferred to the Führerreserve. During this time, Zenetti fell seriously ill and died from the consequences of the disease after the war on 23-06-1945 in the Air Force hospital of Bad Kohlgrub. In Fürstenfeldbruck Zenettistraße today leads to the air base on which u. a. the officer school of the Luftwaffe is located. Because of his personal service in combat for the Reich, Zenetti was awarded the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords.one of only 118 persons to receive this high honor during the War.
General Emil Zenetti is buried with his wife Maria, born Burkhardt, who died in February 1972, on the Alter Friedhof in Lauingen, Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau, Bavaria