Major Roland von Hößlin

Major Roland von Hößlin

Male 1915 - 1944  (29 years)    Has 21 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Roland von Hößlin 
    Prefix Major 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 21 Feb 1915  München, Bayern Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 1944  Berlin-Plötzensee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I443415  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2003 

    Father Hubertus Theodor Adolf Balthasar von Hößlin,   b. 2 Mar 1882, Augsburg, Bayern, D Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1968, Pöcking am Starnberger See, Bayern, DE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Rosa Rist,   b. 22 Oct 1895, München, Bayern Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1981, Augsburg, Bayern, D Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F175808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Feb 1915 - München, Bayern Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1944 - Berlin-Plötzensee Link to Google Earth
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    Major Roland von Hößlin
    Major Roland von Hößlin

  • Notes 
    • 1935: Joins Cavalry Regiment No.17 as officer candidate.
      1938: Commissioned as second lieutenant. Participates in the military operations associated with Hitler's annexation of Austria and then Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
      1941: Assigned to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps as first lieutenant. Serves on Korps staff as assistant operations officer. Later promoted to captain. Leads his company into battle with distinction.
      June 1942: Earns Iron Cross, Second and First Class for action at battles of El Adem and Trigh Capuzzo.
      July 1942: Awarded Knight's Cross for gallantry in first battle of El Alamein while leading battalion in spearhead advance on Egypt under Rommel's command. Severely wounded in that battle, sent home to Germany, and promoted to rank of Major.
      Given command of Armored Reconnaissance Training and Replacement Battalion No.24 based at Meiningen.
      Recruited into the conspiracy by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg via a mutual friend, Peter Sauerbuch, and former comrade of Cavalry Regiment No.17.
      Hoesslin's planned task is to surround and isolate the fuehrer's Wolf's Lair headquarters with three companies of troops under his command after Stauffenberg
      assassinates Hitler. But on July 20, 1944, circumstances beyond his control thwart the plan.
      Arrested shortly after July 20, Hoesslin is sentenced to death by the People's Court and executed on October 13, 1944.


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