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Adolf Heusinger

German general

Died when: 85 years 118 days (1023 months)
Star Sign: Leo

 

Adolf Heusinger

Adolf Bruno Heinrich Ernst Heusinger (4 August 1897 – 30 November 1982) was a German military officer, whose career spanned the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany and West Germany.

Heusinger joined the German Army as a volunteer in 1915 and later became a professional soldier.He served as the commander in chief of the general staff of the High Command of the German Army in the Nazi German Armed Forces from 1937 to 1944, consequently being appointed chief of general staff for 2 weeks in 1944 after his predecessor (Kurt Zeitzler) abandoned his post due to a nervous breakdown.

He was then appointed head of the military cartography office when the war ended.He later became a general for West Germany and served as head of the West German military from 1957 to 1961 as well as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 1961 to 1964.


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