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- Date of birth:
- November 16th, 1889 (Völkermarkt, Austria)
- Date of death:
- February 11th, 1967 (Bayerisch Gmain, Germany)
- Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)
December 1st, 1942: Generalleutnant (RDA -9-);
June 1st, 1944: General der Gebirgstruppe.
MArch 20th, 1944: Kommandierender General LXIX. Armeekorps;
June 27th, 1944: Stellvertretender Kommandierender General XVIII Armeekorps.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Awarded on:
- June 11th, 1941
In the execution of operations on Crete, the commander of a Mountain Division, General Major Ringel, and as commanders of mountain regiments, the Colonels Utz, Jais and Krakau and the commander of a mountain artillery regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Wittmann, along with their subordinate troops had a decisive share.